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

Interview: Monika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Executive Secretary, reflecting on BALEX DELTA

Monika Stankiewicz HELCOM – Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, Executive Secretary How do you see the Baltic Sea region’s preparedness to maritime incidents? The Baltic Sea is characterized by dense vessel traffic and high shipping activity. Incidents are therefore bound to happen. Unlike in some other parts of the world, in the Baltic Sea, the… Continue reading Interview: Monika Stankiewicz, HELCOM Executive Secretary, reflecting on BALEX DELTA

Interview: Mattias Heneborn, Swedish Coast Guard Response Commander in BALEX DELTA 2018

Mattias Heneborn Swedish Coast Guard Response Commander in BALEX DELTA 2018 As the Response Commander, your decisions will have consequences, no matter if it is an exercise or a real operation. Quite some pressure? Actually it’s a great opportunity to train and get experience to gain profit from in the future. Even if this is… Continue reading Interview: Mattias Heneborn, Swedish Coast Guard Response Commander in BALEX DELTA 2018

Interview: Per Drysén, Municipality of Olofsström Crisis and Preparedness Coordinator

Per Drysén Municipality of Olofsström, Crisis and Preparedness Coordinator What will you be doing in BALEX DELTA? In a real world operation I’m responsible of presenting how the crisis might evolve and the possible scenarios that we need to take into account. This is a big challenge – to predict how the situation might unfold… Continue reading Interview: Per Drysén, Municipality of Olofsström Crisis and Preparedness Coordinator