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IMO : Supporting oil spill preparedness and response in Southeast Asia

Enhancing the capacity of countries in Southeast Asia to prepare for, and effectively respond to oil spills, is the focus of an in-person regional workshop on oil spill incident response and cost recovery in Singapore, Singapore (9-11 November)

Delivered through the Global Initiative for Southeast Asia (GISEA) Project, the workshop bought together national focal points from the target countries* to address challenges in the operationalisation of the Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan (ROSCP).

Through discussion-led sessions and a table-top exercise designed around the scenario of a hypothetical oil spill incident, participants gained enhanced understanding of the ROSCP, with a particular focus on the mobilisation and repatriation of people, equipment and material resources in the mutual offer and acceptance of assistance.

Key outcomes include: enhanced knowledge of participants on liability and compensation regimes, with a focus on what needs to be considered when preparing a claim following an incident, to maximise the chance of cost recovery.

This activity was delivered in collaboration with the International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Funds through IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP).

*Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam

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