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).
- Regional MARPOL Workshop – Annexes III, IV & V – Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Regional Ballast Water Management Workshop – Cartagena, Colombia
- National Workshop on Implementation of AFS Convention – Havana, Cuba
- National Workshop on Contingency Planning – Bridgetown, Barbados
- National OPRC I/II Workshop – Havana, Cuba