As a part of the visit to Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey, several meetings were performed between the Chairman and Director of MOIG and Turkish Petroleum, Shell Shipping & Maritime, Europe & Africa, Meke Marine, Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Ministry of Transport Maritime Affairs and Communication representatives.
The main objectives of these meetings were to exchange information related to oil spill preparedness and response, continue development of MOIG in full collaboration with the Turkish members as well as promote the forthcoming regional workshop on Oiled Shoreline Cleanup and Skhira Tier 1 Oil Spill Response Exercise scheduled to be held over 10-11 October 2017 in Sfax and TRAPSA Terminal in Tunisia. We had the great pleasure to meet with senior representatives from Oil& Gas and Government in Turkey. MOIG has long history and maintains a solid relationship with Turkish members through several workshops and oil spill response exercises organized over the last years in Turkey. The MOIG Management Committee Members firmly believe that Turkey is ideally located to service the environmental protection needs beyond its own coastline and neighboring countries in the Mediterranean region.
We are very delighted with the outcome of these meetings, MOIG and Turkish members agreed to further strengthen cooperation, exchange information and work together towards common objectives related to oil spill prevention, preparedness and response in the region.
The MOIG Management Committee Members would like to thank Turkish members for their warm welcome and high cooperation during the visit. A special thanks to Turkish Petroleum and Meke Marine for facilitating meetings with Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Ministry of Transport Maritime Affairs and Communication and affording the oppurtunity to MOIG to introduce its activities.