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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