7th National Level Pollution Response Exercise conducted in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Jan 09 (ANI): The seventh edition of the National Level Pollution Response Exercise NATPOLREX was conducted at sea off Mumbai harbor today. A total of 11 ICG ships, 5 assets of MBPT & JNPT, 2 tugs of ONGC and 1 tanker from SCI along with ICG Dornier maritime reconnaissance aircraft and Chetak helicopter participated in this mega exercise. International Observers from US Coast Guard, Australian Border Force, Vietnam Navy, Thailand Coast Guard, Tanzania Maritime Department and many others witnessed the exercise. The exercise validated and reinforced response mechanism for oil pollution incidents and enabled Indian Coast Guard to fine tune the actions required in such eventualities by improving coordination and communication with different agencies.

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