The MOIG Director was invited by REMPEC to attend the Regional Workshop on Cooperation Arrangements in the Field of Preparedness for and Response to Oil and Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS) Spills-MEDEXPOL 2016 held over 14-15 December 2016 at the Meridien St Julians Hotel in Malta. The main objectives of this event were to review and examine the proposed draft guide on Cooperation Mutual Assistance in responding to Marine Pollution Incidents and give clear instructions and guidance to REMPEC Secretariat for its finalization, prior to its transmission for review and adoption to the twelfth meeting of REMPEC Focal Points which will be held from 23 to 25 in May 2017 in Malta.
The event gathered 29 participants representing the contracting parties to the Barcelona convention and its protocols and Associations and Organizations from the Mediterranean region and Europe.
The delegates agreed on a series of conclusions and recommendations that will strengthen the Regional Capability in case of major Oil Spill accidents. This event was also a good opportunity to undertake fruitful discussions with delegates paving the way to develop relationships and exchange information and experiences on oil spill prevention, preparedness and response. The MOIG Management Committee Members would like to thank REMPEC for inviting MOIG to take part in this event.