Just like it did last year, the Swedish Coast Guard received the highest ranking among government agencies in Kantar Sifo’s annual reputation index. The agency also increased its score from 61 to 67 in the reputation index.
When car carrier Makassar Highway ran aground in the Tjust archipelago a year ago, Roger Gebauer headed up the Swedish Coast Guard’s operations the first few days. "In the role of incident commander, it is important to be humble, be able to trust your colleagues and dare to make decisions even when the outcome is uncertain."
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.