National workshop on Contingency Planning

  • Date(s)
    11-14 Dec 2006
  • Location
    Sierra Leone (Freetown)


ActivityNational workshop
TopicContingency Planning
Number of Participants25
HostSierra Leone Maritime Administration (SLMA)


  • Review the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan from 1994, in order to consider what amendments and changes that have to be introduced in order to ensure that the Plan reflect the current and future situation in Sierra Leone
  • Ensure that the Plan is in compliance with international guidelines
  • Ensure that the Plan facilitates Sierra Leone’s participation in international cooperation under the International Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the West and Central Africa (WACAF) from 1986, its Protocol on Co-operation in Cases of Serious Marine Pollution Incidents (the Emergency Protocol) and International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation, 1990 (OPRC 1990)