PMSA oil spill response drill begins in Arabian Sea

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KARACHI: Pakistan Maritime Safety Company’s (PMSA) ninth Barracuda train (oil spill response) organized began in northern Arabian Sea on Wednesday.

The Maritime Safety Company’s 12 ships together with ‘Kashmir’, ‘Hingol’, ‘Zhob’ and ‘Dasht’ have been among the many vessels taking part in oil spill response drills.

Naval and aviation property of Pakistan Navy have been additionally concerned within the train.

Federal Minister for Port and Delivery Ali Zaidi on Tuesday addressed the inaugural ceremony of the Barracuda-IX train of the PMSA. The minister known as for preserving the ocean clear.

The minister mentioned that every day 500 million gallons of polluted water and 6000 tons of rubbish disposes off within the sea.

The PMSA holds Barracuda train yearly, which is expounded to the preparation for response to an oil spill incident or every other emergency state of affairs within the sea.

The maritime safety company had final 12 months performed the BARRACUDA – VIII drill from 04 – 07 December.

The representatives of 10 international locations together with Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia and different international locations and 20 observers additionally taking part within the drills to rehearse procedures and implementation of Nationwide Marine Catastrophe Contingency Plan.





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