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Countries in the Wider Caribbean Region need, before being part of the Regional OPRC Plan, to have their own national contingency plan developed.

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The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre – Caribe contributes to the sustainability of the marine environment in the Wider Caribbean Reg­ion by assistin­g countries to implement international conventions created to reduce pollution from ships.

REMPEITC ( pronounced “rem –pe-tek”)  is one of four Regional Activity Centres of the Caribbean Environment Program (UNEP-CAR/RCU). Established in 1995, RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe is hosted by the government of Curaçao and staffed with subject matter experts voluntarily seconded by states signatory to the Cartagena Convention of 1983.

Activities are largely funded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).



To assist countries of the Wider Caribbean Reg­ion to develop sustainable national and reg­ional capabilities for implementing­ international standards to prevent, prepare and respond to threats to the marine environment from ships.


Our vision is of a resilient Wider Caribbean Region where all nations share best practices and resources and have effectively implemented the Cartagena Convention Oil Spill Protocol,1983 the OPRC Convention, 1990 and other UNEP and IMO Conventions and Protocols known to be prudent measures to prevent, prepare and, when necessary, respond to marine pollution.


We are professionals of the highest integrity that build regional capacity and promote cooperation among the diverse nations of the Wider Caribbean Region.