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    KAZAKHSTAN TO SET UP A MARINE RESCUE TEAM ON THE CASPIAN SEA

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    ASTANA, March 5 (RIA Novosti). Kazakhstan plans to create a marine rescue team on the Caspian Sea in view of "the growing number of pollution cases on the Caspian Sea and the shoreline during oil production," Valery Petrov, deputy chairman of the Emergencies Agency of Kazakhstan, said at a press conference in the regional centre of Aktau (former Shevchenko).

    The team should have a staff of about 300, two vessels and two boats equipped for fire-fighting on ships and marine drilling platforms. The construction of the first vessel is to begin in 2005.

    In the past three years, 11 large pollution cases (including two in the past three months) were registered in the Kazakh sector of the Caspian Sea.

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