Oil spill drill begins

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs and Oman Oil Company Exploration Production (OOCEP) organised a national oil spill response drill named Nawras 2018 at Musandam gas plant on Tuesday. The Ministry of Transport and Communications, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ministry of Health, Royal Oman Police, Coast Guard, Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance, Royal Air Force of Oman, Royal Navy of Oman, Maritime Security Centre and Oman Petroleum and Environmental Services Company (PESCO) took part in the drill. The drill aims to activate contingency plans of government and private agencies involved in combating oil spills and tests their readiness in combating oil spill and pollution, as well as assessing the cooperation and response between regional and international organisations. — ONA