On Wednesday 17th February 2021, REMPEC received a request of assistance from the competent authorities of Israel, with regards to the beaching of a large quantities of tar balls, on the Israeli shoreline. Approximately 480 tonnes of oiled waste have been collected and transferred to a hazardous waste site. Within the activation from REMPEC of the Mediterranean Assistance Unit to obtain results of forecasting model from the Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS), REMPEC established contact with neighbouring countries to address the possible pollution on their shoreline. To speed up the investigation REMPEC liaised with the Maritime Support Service (EMSA) and the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) to obtain satellite image of possible source of pollution. Remote assistance was providing with the support of experts from Cedre and ISPRA. 

MTCC Africa

In collaboration with REMPEC, MTCC Africa hosted, the Webinar for Climate Change Mitigation in the Shipping and Maritime Industry with a Focus on North African States bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The virtual webinar targeted Maritime Administrations, Port Authorities, and line Ministries in the Northern Africa Region bordering the Mediterranean Sea.

The participants highlighted the need to promote Climate change mitigation in the shipping and maritime industry through the ratification, transposition into national law and effective implementation of MARPOL Annex VI.

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