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It is up to all of us to keep our seas clean and free from pollution, as well as to protect marine life and ecosystems. At sea, we must be aware of good environmental practices and apply them. One of the goals of the Maritime Rescue Agency is to prevent the pollution of the marine environment, in line with UN SDG 14, which focuses on oceans and underwater life.
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At the Jovellanos Centre, we assume this commitment by training people assigned to operations that involve loading, unloading and handling oil in maritime and port environments: harbours, ship-yards, oil rigs, ship scrapping operations, facilities that receive oil and any other maritime facility under Spanish sovereignty, sovereign rights or jurisdiction, whether the operations are performed by fixed, mobile, or floating means.

The provision of adequate technical means to deal with an oil spill does not, in itself, guarantee the success in the fight against pollution; however, the people in charge of them can provide that guarantee, together with those who, at different levels of responsibility, have to lead response groups. 

The Jovellanos Centre, approved by the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine, provides training in the three levels regulated by Order FOM/555/2005 of March 2, to achieve the correct and safe response to marine pollution events, based on the basic structure of internal contingency plans: