Guyana Build-up Oil Spill Response Capacity

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 21, 2019

Pic:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Guyana is the latest country to benefit from International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s continuing work to strengthen oil spill response capacity in the Wider Caribbean Region.

According to the UN body, Guyanese officials from 28 different government agencies, environmental stakeholders, and local industry representatives took part in the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre for the Caribbean (REMPEITC)-Caribe training workshop (18-20 March) funded by IMO.

Participants assessed Guyana’s oil spill readiness programme and further developed the National Contingency Plan for the country, it said.

The workshop supports continued efforts by the Government of Guyana to ratify international conventions, develop contingency plans, and enact domestic oil spill legislation.

The event followed a sub-regional training which took place in St Kitts and Nevis last week and further workshops to support the Wider Caribbean Region on oil spill preparedness will be taking place throughout the year.

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