Japan further strengthens Sri Lanka Coast Guard`s Oil Spill Combat Expertise | Daily News


 

Japan further strengthens Sri Lanka Coast Guard`s Oil Spill Combat Expertise

Strike Team members specialized for combatting oil spill incidents and two Mobile Cooperation Team members specialized for the capacity development in Japan was dispatched to Sri Lanka for the period from February  18- 27 to conduct technical transfers to Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) officials on advance oil spill incident management techniques the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) issuing a media communiqué said.

With the rapid development of the shipping industry especially transportation of petroleum, accidental oil spillages has become one of the human pressure and biggest threats to marine ecosystems.

Statistics shows that approximately twenty-five percent of world’s oil is transported using Sri Lanka’s nearby International Logistic Sea Lane. Besides, oil spills have wide-ranging impacts that are often portrayed as long lasting environmental disasters.


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