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Cedre's participation in exercise Balex Delta

At Karlskrona in Sweden

The 29th Balex Delta exercise, for the contracting parties to the Helsinki Commission - Helcom, was held in Karlskrona (Sweden), from 27th to 30th August.

The at-sea part of the exercise involved 18 vessels and 2 aircraft, as well as 220 crew members and was built on a scenario involving the grounding of a container ship and the subsequent loss of oil and containers of hazardous substances.

The onshore part consisted in a tabletop exercise with over 70 participants. The exercise was followed by visitors and observers from 32 countries.

In total, 550 people attended in the various events: exercises, workshops and seminars. An observer from Cedre took part in the at-sea exercise on the 28th, aboard the Finnish vessel Turva, which has oil recovery capacities as well as being able to respond to chemical spills in hazardous atmospheres. She also participated in a panel session during the seminar organised for observers on the 29th.

Last update: 04/09/2018