Table-top exercise in Durres

In cooperation with UNDP Albania, ATRAC organized Table-top exercise in Durres on January 22, 2019. The exercise is organized within the framework of Project “Management of Marine and Coastline Pollution for increased Safety at Sea and Ports in the line with EU maritime Law and Policy” which is financed by the Croatian government as the bilateral Project between republic of Albania and Republic of Croatia.

Following the agreement between UNDP Albania and ATRAC, with the consent of the IMOC, it was decided that Table-top Exercise will serve to check the functioning of the Albanian national response preparedness system in case of accidental marine pollution by oil.

The target groups for this exercise were representatives and specialists whose role and functions relate to OSRP system and to maritime safety, especially specialists of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), the maritime specialists at the ports of Durrës, Vlora, Saranda, Shengjin, Petrolifera-Vlora, Porto Romano, representative from IMOC, the General Marine Directorate, emergency units within the Prefecture of Shkodra, Lezha, Durres, Tirana, Vlora Fier, and the Navy Force Command.

This activity was also attended by a representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Albania.