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ICG’s Oil Spill Course for 17 Foreign Countries Begins

ICG’s Oil Spill Course for 17 Foreign Countries Begins

Chennai, Apr 18 (UNI) The Indian Coast Guard International Maritime Organization Levels I and II course for 17 friendly foreign countries started Monday at the Eastern Region headquarters here. The countries that participated in the course, which will end on April 29, were Iran, Comoros, Thailand, Somalia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, Seychelles, Bangladesh, South Africa, Vietnam, Madagascar, Yemen and Nigeria. . A total of 42 delegates from various maritime agencies of the respective countries are taking part in the course, which is sponsored by the ITEC division of the Ministry of External Affairs. The objective of the course has been established in line with the vision of the Government of India to enhance capacity building in the Indian Ocean region, Indo-Pacific and Gulf of Guinea countries and coastal countries. The participation is encouraging and will enhance professionalism, awareness, coordination and cooperation between countries in the field of environmental protection, a statement from the defense said. During the course, participants will be subjected to both the theoretical aspects of oil spill response techniques and a live practical demonstration of response methods, shoreline clean-up techniques and monitoring procedures. Aerial. UNI GV 1825


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