Marine Pollution Response - Coastal Section
For the five Coastal States this section organises the marine pollution response at the coasts, the estuaries and the ports as well as on shores and beaches. We establish the contingency plan for marine pollution response and we develop further response strategies and techniques.
Our section purchases all technical equipment needed, such as oil recovery vessels for near shore operations or shoreline clean-up equipment, and we co-ordinate their service. Knowing the importance of constant training, we run exercises for the On-Scene-Cordinators and we plan national and international exercises as well as trials. If pollutants get into the sea during a maritime emergency our section advises the response measures in the coastal areas. In case of smaller incidents we consult the local authorities.