Oceancare participated in MALTEX 2018 – a national oil pollution response exercise coordinated by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and hosted by Transport Malta.

The scenario saw a large oil spill from a vessel following a collision with another.

The aims of the exercise are several. Maltese responders, from various national entities and private contractors, including Oceancare, got the opportunity to exercise for the eventuality of a real spill, testing both the communication systems, the equipment and to make sure all roles and responsibilities of the personnel listed in the National Pollution Contingency Plan will be effective during an actual response.