One of the largest oil response exercises is taking place in Karlskrona, southern Sweden, next week. The Balex Delta will gather an important part of the rescue fleet in the Baltic Sea. In all, 550 people and 20 vessels and aircraft will take part in the exercise.
People are urged to avoid contact with the oil, in the water and on land.
The next major Baltic operational exercise in oil spill response, HELCOM BALEX DELTA, is scheduled to take place during the week of 27–31 August 2018 in Karlskrona area, Sweden.
As a result of the Swedish Maritime Administration’s update of Maritime Single Window on 5 October, a new function will be available for portal users. Now an active selection is to be made specifying whether the vessel has a reporting obligation to the Swedish Coast Guard or not.
The Swedish Coast Guard has been part of operation Poseidon, led by Frontex. The operation was replaced by Poseidon Rapid Intervention in 2016. A coastal patrol boat, KBV 477, has been deployed to the island of Lesvos since October 2015. An additional coastal patrol boat, KBV 476, was added to the operation on 1 April 2016.