Area of activity/subject: Preparedness project in civil protection and marine pollution/ Ship-fire incidents
Summary of the project: Incidents on board of ships at sea can have devastating effects for the lives of crew, passengers and for the environment. In particular, this is the case for closed seas like the Northern Adriatic Sea, where the spill over of pollutants and the relative proximity of the shores, in case of ship fires, would provoke serious consequences, not only on the marine environment, but also for the citizens living on the coastal areas. Against this background, MIRGs - Maritime Incident Response Groups–represents an important solution for the Adriatic Sea. Therefore, the NAMIRG project aims at establishing a North Adriatic efficient system of emergency response as to overcome this gap and ensure safety, security and environmental protection in the region.