Response Capabilities

Response capabilities are defined as the resources (personnel, equipment etc.) required to deal with the spill incident. These resources are usually categorized according to whether that capability is held locally (Tier 1), regionally (Tier 2) or internationally (Tier 3)*.

Regional overview:

National status:

CountriesTier 1 capabilities*Tier 2 capabilities*Tier 3 capabilities*
AngolaAngola
BeninBenin
Cabo VerdeCabo Verde
CameroonCameroon
CongoCongo
Côte d'IvoireCôte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of CongoDemocratic Republic of Congo
Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
GabonGabon
GhanaGhana
GuineaGuinea
Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau
LiberiaLiberia
MauritaniaMauritania
NamibiaNamibia
NigeriaNigeria
Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
SenegalSenegal
Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
South AfricaSouth Africa
The GambiaThe Gambia
TogoTogo

* Tiered preparedness and response is an internationally recognized system used to categorize and structure levels of oil spill preparedness and response to allow seamless response escalation in the event of an oil spill.