Opening speech by Heli Haapasaari, chair of the HELCOM Response Working Group

Speech by Heli Haapasaari, chair of the HELCOM Response Working Group, on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the BALEX DELTA 2018 exercise, Karlskrona, Sweden, 27 August 2018   Dear participants of the 29th Baltic Sea operational marine pollution response exercise! As the chair of the HELCOM Response Working Group, I am very pleased… Continue reading Opening speech by Heli Haapasaari, chair of the HELCOM Response Working Group

Opening speech by Therese Mattsson, Director General of the Swedish Coast Guard

Speech by Therese Mattsson, Director General of the Swedish Coast Guard on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the BALEX DELTA 2018 exercise, Karlskrona, Sweden, 27 August 2018     Dear experts, friends and colleagues, It is with a feeling of strength, belonging and tremendous faith in our combined competence that I stand before… Continue reading Opening speech by Therese Mattsson, Director General of the Swedish Coast Guard

BALEX DELTA 2018: Baltic Sea region tests its ability to respond to major maritime incidents

The Baltic Sea region’s ability to respond to major maritime incidents will be thoroughly tested once more during the BALEX DELTA 2018 exercise that will be held in Karlskrona, Sweden from 27 to 30 August 2018. Held every year since 1989, the BALEX DELTA exercises are conducted under the framework of the Helsinki Convention that… Continue reading BALEX DELTA 2018: Baltic Sea region tests its ability to respond to major maritime incidents

Skåne county leads the BALEX DELTA 2018 Shore exercise, simulating an overwhelming oil spill reaching its coast

By Lars Persson -- An oil spill reaching the shore can be one of the worst environmental disasters to a country. Its clean-up demands enormous resources in personnel and material, and takes a long time to handle. Oil spills affect the environment for many years, as seen with the Exxon Valdez, Deepwater Horizon and Prestige. It… Continue reading Skåne county leads the BALEX DELTA 2018 Shore exercise, simulating an overwhelming oil spill reaching its coast