ITOPF and Korea Coast Guard workshop takes place in Yeosu, South Korea
Written by 7 January 2024
ITOPF spent time in Yeosu, South Korea for a joint training workshop with Korea Coast Guard (KCG) covering oil spill preparedness and response, followed by an international cooperation conference in marine pollution incident response.
Over the three-day training workshop, ITOPF covered various topics of spill response to participants from KCG representing different districts in Korea and attendees from the Northwest Pacific Action Plan Marine Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Activity Centre (NOWPAP MERRAC).
The international cooperation conference followed with presentations from the Korean, Philippines and US Coast Guards on recent case studies and highlighted the importance of international support during oil spill events.