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Lithuanian Red Cross

Notable Achievements in Disaster Response Capability in the Lithuanian Red Cross

As the 3-year OIL SPILL Project is turning to the last phase, the Lithuanian Red Cross proudly states that this Project enhanced not only its understanding of and preparedness to oil spill disasters but also its overall disaster preparedness and national visibility as a potential partner in the disaster response. The participation in OIL SPILL connected the Lithuanian Red Cross with national institutions, such as the Fire and Rescue Department in Klaipėda, as well as the international partners in the Baltic Region.

Lithuanian Red Cross’ Viewpoint on the KOPOS2021 Oil Spill Response Exercise

The long-awaited KOPOS oil spill exercise took place on the last days of May 2021. Due to the pandemic, the exercise was postponed from its original date in 2020 and instead it was implemented online this year. Despite the restrictions to make it a live large-scale event, the organisers from the Lithuanian Fire and Rescue Department made the exercise interactive and visual to all participants and observers.

Join KOPOS2021 Oil Spill Response Exercise and Seminar Virtually on 26–27 May

KOPOS2021 will be an interactive tabletop exercise on Wednesday, 26 May, followed by a webinar on OSR capability in the Baltic Sea Region on Thursday. Everyone interested is welcome to participate in both events virtually. For the English-speaking observers, a simultaneous translation from Lithuanian into English will be provided during the tabletop exercise. The webinar “Enhancing oil spill response capability in the Baltic Sea Region” is held completely in English (see the programme below).

Winds of Change at Lithuanian Red Cross − also Regarding Oil Spill Response

Recently, a tip about an online training Volunteer Management in Oil Spill Response by Chris Miles and Oil Spill Response Ltd was shared on our OIL SPILL mailing list. At the Lithuanian Red Cross, we are only becoming involved in oil spill response, and participation in such an event was very useful and timely. The overall picture of the oil spill response improved, and I also learned several crucial, more specific issues on the topic…