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Joint marine drill to curb oil spill

2008-09-04 10:20:39 GMT2008-09-04 18:20:39 (Beijing Time) China Daily

A vessel sets off smoke in a drill to prevent oil spills off the coast of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province, September 2, 2008. The exercise, jointly held with South Korea, involved more than 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed-wing aircraft, 2 ambulances and 29 vessels . [Asianewsphoto]

A rescue ship approaches a 'destroyed' vessel in a joint drill with South Korea to prevent oil spills off the coast of Qingdao in east China's Shangdong Province, September 2, 2008. The joint drill involved more than 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed-wing aircraft, 2 ambulances and 29 vessels including two from South Korea. [Asianewsphoto]

A helicopter rescues stranded people on a 'destroyed' vessel in a joint drill against oil spills off the coast of Qingdao in east China's Shangdong province on September 2, 2008. The exercise, held in conjunction with South Korea, involved more than 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed-wing aircraft, 2 ambulances and 29 vessels . [Asianewsphoto]

A rescuer in a speed boat pulls a person out of the water in a joint drill against oil spills off the coast of Qingdao in east China's Shangdong province on September 2, 2008. The joint drill involved more than 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed-wing aircraft,2 ambulances and 29 vessels including two from South Korea. [Asianewsphoto]

A rescue ship cleans up the 'oil' leaked from a 'destroyed' vessel in a joint drill against oil spills off the coast of Qingdao in east China's Shangdong province on September 2, 2008. The exercise, held in conjunction with South Korea, involved more than 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed-wing aircraft, 2 ambulances and 29 vessels . [Asianewsphoto]

China has called for closer co-operation with its neighbors to protect the marine environment from the growing risk of oil spills due to booming transportation of the resource.

The call came yesterday as the country held its first international drill against oil spills with South Korea.

The joint drill off the coast of Qingdao involved more than 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed-wing aircraft and 29 vessels - including two from South Korea.

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