The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden carry around 7 per cent of global seaborne trade and a significant portion of the world’s crude and refined oil cargoes. The Region, therefore, dangerously faces a constant threat from oil spills and maritime accidents. In response to this, PERSGA designed its Navigation and Maritime Programme to increase the safety of international shipping in the RSGA Region and to introduce measures to reduce impacts from marine pollution. More specifically, the Programme focuses its efforts on the following:
PERSGA works closely with International Maritime Organization, the National Authorities of its Member States, the United Kingdom Hydro-graphic Office and the private sector to implement its Navigation activities. It also relies on its newly-established Emergency Mutual Aid Center in the Red Sea and gulf of Aden (EMARSGA) in Egypt, which acts as a Regional resource to coordinate pollution prevention and control mechanisms among PERSGA Member States, foster collaboration, and assist States in strengthening national capacity.
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden