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)*.
|Countries||Tier 1 capabilities*||Tier 2 capabilities*||Tier 3 capabilities*|
|Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Sao Tome and Principe|
* 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.