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The Central Command for Maritime

Emergencies is Germany´s leading

organisation for dealing with major maritime

emergencies. We are specialised in

emergencies that occur off the German

coasts.

The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies

Maritime Emergency "Purple Beach" - 27. May 2015Maritime Emergency "Purple Beach" - 27. May 2015

The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies is Germany's leading organisation for dealing with major maritime emergencies. There is no other organisation to fulfil this mission. We are specialised in emergencies that occur off the German coasts and in the estuary areas of the navigable rivers and are prepared to respond rapidly and control the situation. The Central Command for Maritime Emergencies is responsible for the planning, preparation, practising and conduct of all measures for

  • lifesaving
  • pollution response
  • fire fighting
  • technical assistance
  • preventive salvage
  • and carries out the relevant public relations work

in case of major maritime emergencies.

Therefore, in the case of a severe ship accident, we command the assigned forces of

Our daily work includes analysing and defining risk potentials, drawing up and adapting concepts, procuring the necessary equipment or initiating the procurement as well as informing the public of our work. We work closely together with our international and national partners. We represent the Federal Republic of Germany in important national and international maritime bodies. We are constantly working on improving the maritime emergency management in Germany.

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