Coordinated Aerial Surveillance Operation for illicit ship pollution in the Western Mediterranean

09.07.2013

Five aircraft from Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco and Spain operated twelve flights to detect marine pollution from ships in a designated area of the Western Mediterranean between 24 and 26 June 2013. This came within the Coordinated Aerial Surveillance Operation for illicit ship pollution discharges (OSCAR-MED 2013) in the Western Mediterranean, organised by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea (REMPEC). In total, some 700 vessels were monitored during the Operation and three oil slicks were detected. The Operation was supported by the CleanSeaNet service satellite images provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).

For more information, please visit the REMPEC website.