Coast Guard exhibits its potential at Clean Sea-IV

The Coast Guard which is the central coordinating agency for oil spill response in India, demonstrated its preparedness and capability to tackle marine oil spills at the national-level pollution response exercise, Clean Sea-IV, held off the Kochi coast.

The Coast Guard can contain spills of 10,000 tonnes, beyond which experts from outside [oil spill response organisations] are called in.

The exercise also exhibited the use of a Sevac heliskimmer to churn oil slick before recovery.

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