Arctic issues discussed with Canada's Ambassador and Honorary Consul
Canada's newly appointed Ambassador Kenneth Macartney and the Honorary Consul Per Jessing visited SSPA yesterday. The meeting had a special focus on Arctic issues and environmental impact, since it corresponds to The Arctic Council's ongoing work, where Sweden holds the Chairmanship (2011-2013).
- The experiences and knowledge of risk management in Arctic operations as well as oil spill management in ice was discussed, says Jim Sandkvist. The recent study for the Maritime Administration to use the Swedish icebreakers as essential components of an international rescue team during the summer in the Arctic, was presented, he continues.
During the two-hour visit some of the SSPA lab facilities was highlighted as well. Hosting the meeting was Lars Gustavsson VP Ship Design and Jim Sandkvist VP Maritime Operations.