Friday February 24th 2017, the first meeting of the Coast Guard consultation body for this year took place under the chairmanship of West-Flanders governor Carl Decaluwé. Items on the agenda included the Emergency and Intervention Plan Mass Evacuation and environmental issues. Feedback from the working group windmill parks was discussed and the necessary attention was given to progress made with relation to the coast guard centre project.
After the meeting, a working visit of international oil combating organizations International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) and Oil spill Response Limited took place. The coast guard partners explained the structure of the General Emergency and Response Plan for the North Sea.