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Balex Delta 2018 in Sweden, Karlskrona

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.

The preparations for the 2018 exercise include the participating response authorities from the Baltic Sea coastal countries. Coordinator of BALEX DELTA 2018 is the Swedish Coast Guard, and the project is co-financed by the EU. The exercise will cover several different elements, such as combating/handling both chemical and oil at sea as well as onshore response. An alarm exercise, including pre-exercise, will also be conducted within the project.

Balex Delta is an annual exercise between the Baltic Sea coastal countries since 1980. BALEX DELTA exercises are hosted by the Contracting Parties according to a schedule agreed at the HELCOM RESPONSE Group. The results of the exercises are also reported to and discussed at the RESPONSE group.