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Workshop on marine environment protection begins in Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Delegates from 10 countries Monday began deliberations on various aspects of marine environment protection at a workshop organised by the (ICG) here.

The three-day workshop on marine environment protection is being attended by delegates from 10 countries, the said in a release.

The workshop, which will go on till Wednesday, will also see some practical exercise in deep sea, it said.

The workshop is part of the National Level Pollution Response Exercise (NATPOLREX-VII) which was inaugurated by Rajendra Singh, the release said.

The objective of the exercise is to validate procedures for inter-agency coordination and preparedness of the which holds the largest stockpile and capabilities in for marine response, resource agencies and other stakeholders in responding to a major oil spill in Indian waters, it said.

The seminar consists of presentations by delegates from representatives of of Bangladesh, Japan, South Korea, besides ICG, India's and ONGC, the release said.

In addition, observers from coast guards, maritime agencies, navies and border force of countries like the US, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Tanzania, Seychelles, Nigeria, Mozambique, Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya, and Cambodia, among others, are participating in the exercise.

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 00:05 IST