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7th edition of National Level Pollution Response Exercise held in Mumbai

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra)[India] 

The seventh edition of the Level Response Exercise (NATPOLREX-VII) to validate and reinforce response mechanism for incidents and enable the Indian to fine tune the actions required in such eventualities was conducted on Wednesday off harbour.

Exercises were conducted in two phases. On Tuesday, during phase one, a table top exercise simulating spill from a tanker was conducted, while a real-time demonstration of spill scenario was conducted during the second phase on Wednesday.

The exercise evolutions included mobilisation of response resources by various stakeholders for combating a marine in the region, exercising reporting procedures, testing of communication links, threat assessment, search and rescue of distressed crew from the sea, firefighting assistance to disabled merchant tankers and deployment of for containment and recovery of

Moreover, recovery of by all stakeholders, transfer of recovered oil to barges for to port/ shore reception facility by Boats and demonstration of Dispersant Spray capabilities by the Interceptor Boats, Fast Patrol Vessels, Vessels, Chetak Helicopter, Dornier aircraft were also done.

The agencies were reviewed by the of western seaboard K Natarajan.

According to the officials, efforts were made with the synergy of stakeholders through such exercises to extend the Centre's policy of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' to Maritime Zones of through 'Swachh Sagar Abhiyan'.

The ICG Vessel (PCV) ICGS Samudra Pavak and integration of other stakeholders participated in the exercise along with International Observers from US Coast Guard, Australian Border Force, Vietnam Navy, Thailand Coast Guard,

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 21:14 IST