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Oil Spill Response and Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise in Amirabad Port

Oil Spill Response and Maritime Search and Rescue Exercise in Amirabad Port
A joint exercise on oil spill response and maritime search and rescue (SAR) was held in Amirabad Port, in cooperation with and attended by representatives from related organizations

According to a report by the Public Relations Office, the Ports and Maritime Director of Amirabad Special Economic Zone (SEZ) announced the above news, and added: "Considering the ratification of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990 (OPRC), and the International Convention on Maritime Search and Rescue, 1979 (SAR), such exercises are held on an annual basis in order to guarantee the required preparedness in the relevant fields among the participants."

He stressed the large number of oil tankers and commercial, military and fishing vessels sailing in the region, and elaborated that the exercises were conducted in order to attain the objectives of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) and other related bodies toward safe and clean seas.

Mr. Ali Khedmatgozar continued: "Due to the significance of the exercise axes in regard to oil spills and maritime search and rescue, the scenarios developed for this exercise focused on operations for recovering people in distress from water, as well as containing and cleaning up oil spills as the main predetermined targets, which were realized under the efforts of all the personnel involved."

Highlighting the need for protecting the marine environment and complying with maritime safety requirements, which call for multilateral cooperations, he recounted preparedness for satisfactory service provision and assessment of technical and operational capacities as other objectives of the exercise, attended by representatives of IRI Naval Forces, Sepah Naval Forces, Iranian Red Crescent Population, the National Meteorology Organization, Amirabad Coast Guard Base, North Excavation Support Base, Behshahr Petrochemical Terminal, National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), Dasht Naz Airport in Sari, Shahid Salimi Power Plant in Neka, Behshahr Directorate of Environment, Abtin Marin Company, Pak Kooshesh Kar Company, Negin Sabz Khavarmianeh Company, and the Persian Gulf Pilotage Company.

The Ports and Maritime Director of Amirabad Special Economic Zone concluded his speech by expressing his hopes that the attitude revolving around constructive interactions and cooperations would culminate in efficacious measures for maritime search and rescue, environmental safekeeping, and minimizing maritime casualties and incidents

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