Exercise George Bass

Exercise George Bass, held on 5 and 6 June 1996, was the major national oil spill response exercise conducted by Australia's National Plan to Combat Pollution of the Sea by Oil for the years 1995 and 1996. Similar major exercises are held each two years, the last being Exercise Capricorn held in Gladstone in March 1994.
1 September 1996

This exercise was perhaps the most ambitious exercise of oil spill response capability that has been held in Australia to date and involved a large number of agencies and personnel. It is also the first time that the exercise has been umpired by an international umpire.


National Plan Strategic Coordination Committee

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9 November 2020