Maritime pollution guidance in the Caribbean

Port Vieux Fort Port Vieux Fort is an attractive option for cargo liners coming from the Southern Caribbean. Photo: SLASPA

Senior maritime administrators in the Caribbean have been briefed on a programme which aids the prevention of maritime pollution.

During a recent IMO-led regional workshop hosted by the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority (SLASPA), participants received detailed information about activities organised under IMO's Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme (ITCP) aimed at building capacity in the region to comply with international rules and standards related to maritime safety and the prevention of maritime pollution.

Those at the workshop, held in St Lucia on 5-6 March, heard about the latest work of the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre – Caribe (RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe).

Participants attended from: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago; and the territories/regions of Anguilla (United Kingdom), Bermuda (United Kingdom), British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom), the Cayman Islands (United Kingdom), Curaçao (Netherlands), Martinique (France), Montserrat (United Kingdom), Sint Eustatius (Netherlands), Sint Maarten (Netherlands) and Turks and Caicos Island.

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