Clean Sea-2017

4/12/2017 195 Geography | Disasters | View Recent Current Affairs

  •  The Regional Level Marine Oil Pollution Response Exercise titled ‘Clean Sea – 2017’, was recently conducted at sea off Port Blair.
  • The objective of the exercise was to ascertain preparedness of the Indian Coast Guard, resource agencies and other stakeholders in responding to a major oil spill in line with the provisions of NOS-DCP (National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan).

About National Oil Spill Disaster Contingency Plan:

  • India promulgated National oil spill Disaster contingency plan (NOS-DCP) in the year 1996. Coast guard was designated as central coordination authority.

The objectives of the plan are:

  • To develop appropriate and effective systems for the detection and reporting of spillage of oil.
  • To ensure prompt response to prevent, control, and combat oil pollution.
  • To ensure that adequate protection is provided to the public health and welfare, and the marine environment.
  • To ensure that appropriate response techniques are employed to prevent, control, and combat oil pollution, and dispose off recovered material in an environmentally accepted manner.
  • To ensure that complete and accurate records are maintained of all expenditure to facilitate cost of recovery.

Responsibilities:

  • Port authorities responsible for action within port limit.
  • Oil industries in and around their area of operations.
  • Costal state frontier tidal zones, beaches and up to death beyond which CG ships and craft cannot operate.
  • Coast guard responsibilities lies beyond port limits.
  • DGICG has overall responsibility for appropriate response to oil spill incidents.

Comments (0) - Post a Comment/Reply and Earn Reward Points. Comment/reply will be submitted Only if you are loged in

  • Videos on Current Affairs Target IAS Prelim 2018
  • Correspondance Courses for civil services
  • IAS Pre 2017 Online Mock Test
  • Leader Ship Board based on Online Mock Tests
  • Issues and Analysis for civil services
  • IAS,PCS,HAS,HCS Online Testing and Evaluation System by Abhimanu
  • Earn as you learn and prepare yourself for civil services

Topper Speaks

Khandagale Dhammapal
Khandagale Dhammapal Rank-1020 Year-2017 (IAS)
Dear Sir thank you for your warm wishes. I always had conviction in my abilities and the constant support and guidance from teachers and mentors like you helped me a lot in this strenuous journey , I would also like to thank you from the bottom of the heart for taking pains of providing questions on my DAF for personality test and sending me interview preparation book from Delhi to remote location of Latur in Maharastra. Once again thank you for helping me realize my dream.
View More
my coins