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Myanmar's Oil Spill Preparedness

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 13, 2018

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Myanmar is the latest country to benefit from International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s work to enhance marine oil spill preparedness and response in the ASEAN region.

A press note from the UN agency informed that a training course for senior officials and members of the national oil spill management team is taking place in Yangon, Myanmar (12-14 November).

The training is focused on the effective response to oil spills, including on both managing risks from shipping and incident management. It builds on on-going efforts by the Myanmar National Task Force for the development of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan, which is reaching finalization.

The training course coincides with the completion of the plan, and will be followed by two further activities – a national consultation workshop and a national level table-top exercise – to discuss and test the final draft of the plan. IMO-OPRC (Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation) is a Level 3 Training Course.

This activity is carried out within the framework of the Global Initiative for South East Asia (GI SEA), a partnership between IMO and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, supported by Norway’s Oil for Development Programme.

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