Norwegian specialist briefed on gov’t actions on Saronic Gulf oil spill

Hilde Dolve of the Norwegian Coastal Administration, a specialist in oil spills, was briefed officially on Friday about the government’s efforts to manage the pollution in the Saronic Gulf caused by the sinking of an aged tanker, Agia Zoni II, on September 10.

Dolve came to Greece following a request by Greek Shipping and Island Policy Panagiotis Kouroumblis through the Norwegian ambassador, Jorn Eugene Gjelstad.

In the presence of the minister, the foreign expert was briefed on the measurements, the methodological approach and the tools used by the Hellenic Center for Marine Research.

The marine research center was represented by its president Spyridon Mavrakos, the directors of its Institute of Oceanography and its research divisions, and two center researchers. Also present were University of Crete professor Panagiotis Papagiannakopoulos and staff of the Greek ministry’s environmental division.