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."
People are urged to avoid contact with the oil, in the water and on land.
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.