New Delhi: The Director-General of Indian Coast Guard VS Pathania today reviewed the ongoing NATPOLREX -VIII, the 8th edition of the National Marine Spill Preparedness Exercise off the Goa Coast. Over 50 national participants and 30 international observers were present during the occasion.
The Indian Coast Guard said in a tweet, “@IndianCoastGuard DG VS Pathania, PTM, TM, Chairman NOSDCP reviews the national marine spill preparedness exercise #NATPOLREX -VIII today off Goa. 50 national participants and 30 international observers were present during the occasion.”
NATPOLREX-VIII which was inaugurated by the Defence Secretary Yesterday aims to enhance the preparedness and response capability of all the stakeholders in combating marine spills. It also aims at validating the procedures and guidelines as contained in the National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan (NOSDCP) at the national and regional levels under the aegis of SACEP MoU to which India is a member state.
During the exercise, various components of NOSDCP were invoked to validate and improve the contingency plans and evaluate the preparedness of the resource agencies as well as stakeholders to meet any marine spill disaster at sea.
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