The Legal Framework:
The legal framework for the PERSGA EMARSGA stems from the Protocol Concerning Regional Co-operation in Combating Pollution by Oil and Other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency (1982) together with Jeddah Convention. Under this Protocol, a Marine Emergency Mutual Aid Center (EMARSGA) is to be established. A meeting at Alexandria in November 1989 decided that this would be set up at Hurgada, Egypt. The Protocol lays out the terms and functions of the EMARSGA Center Accordingly.
Emergency Mutual Aid Center in the Red sea and Gulf of Aden