IMO Trains Caribbean Oil Spill Managers to Boost Response Capacity

The March 11-14 course has showcased success stories of several countries in ratifying relevant international preparedness and response conventions, adopting national oil spill legislation, and developing oil spill response capacity.

The International Maritime Organization funded training for oil spill response managers in the Caribbean with a March 11-14 course in St Kitts and Nevis. Participants from 15 countries (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Guyana, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela) attended the event.

IMO reported that the training focused on tactical aspects of spill preparedness and response and applying incident management systems to ensure effective coordination of spill response. The event has showcased success stories of several countries in ratifying relevant international preparedness and response conventions, adopting national oil spill legislation, and developing oil spill response capacity.

The training course supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG 14 – Life Below Water, by developing capacity to protect marine and coastal ecosystems, and it is taking place under the auspices of REMPEITC-Caribe, the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre for the Caribbean, which was set up under the UN Environment’s Regional Seas Programme for the Caribbean.

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