FIRST OSCAR-MED OPERATION CATCHES TWO POLLUTERS ‘BLACKHANDED’
From 12-16 October, the CleanSeaNet satellite service participated in the first OSCAR-MED surveillance operation along the Genoa-Barcelona axis. All the countries of the Western Mediterranean basin took part, under the coordination of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre (REMPEC). Three spills were detected by satellite, then identified and confirmed by aircraft. Two ships discharging mineral oil within an Ecological Protected Zone are being investigated by the French authorities.
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