Oil spill emergency response teams gathered at the Panama Canal to attend the sixth International Mobilization, Preparedness & Response Exercise
, held Dec. 4-6. During the event, the Panama Canal Authority
(ACP) worked with various non-profits to test its emergency response system in affiliation with local and international organizations. MOBEXâ€™s goal is to evaluate the Canalâ€™s response mechanism for large oil spill accidents and measure the ACPâ€™s ability to alleviate the environmental effects and protect those in the surrounding area. This was the first year Panama
hosted the event, held in different countries every three years.