The OIL SPILL Project and EUSBSR Policy Area on Maritime Safety and Security (PA Safe) organize session no. 4 of the Annual Forum on 29 September 2021, at 10–12 am (EEST): International assistance in emergencies and disasters – procedures and practicalities for requesting and receiving assistance in the event of a natural or manmade disaster in the Baltic Sea Region. Register now!
Yesterday evening, a massive oil spill was spotted at the Finnish archipelago on the Southwest coast of Finland. Luckily, it is only an imaginary one and part of the Vellamo 2021 oil spill response (OSR) exercise organized by the Southwest Finland Emergency Services (SWFES). Vellamo is one of the main events of the OIL SPILL Project. It aims to test and practice how the local emergency services in our pilot area manages the response operation together with the OSR volunteers and in cooperation with international assistance.
Vellamo 2021 is one of the largest oil spill response (OSR) exercises the OIL SPILL Project is part of. Southwest Finland Emergency Services is the main organizer of this event that combines the activities of OIL SPILL, Host Nation Support, and SAAME, the annual OSR exercise at the Finnish Archipelago Sea.
Planning Officer Mikael Mattila (SWFES) on resilience, disaster preparedness and Host Nation Support