Congo - Republic of (Congo Brazzaville)

Spill Notification Point

Direction Generale de la Marine Marchande (DIGEMAR)
BP 1107, Pointe Noire

Tel: +242-940107 or +242 942326

Fax: +242 944832

Competent National Authority

As above.

Response Arrangements

Congo has a national oil spill response plan which was revised in 2009 and is available on the website of GI WACAF. This outlines response arrangements and alerting procedures.

Oil operating companies in Congo would have contingency plans for their own facilities.

Response Policy

Specific details are not known.



Not known


Total is the country's leading oil producer through its subsidiary, Total E&P Congo and would have equipment at its facilities. It would also have access to Total's Fast Oil Spill Team (FOST) in France, a stockpile of Tier 2 oil pollution response equipment.

The oil operating companies in the Congo have signed agreements via Association des Operateur Pétrolier du Congo (AOPC) to pool their response equipment in the event of an incident.

Previous Spill Experience

We are not aware of any major spills that have occurred in Congolese waters.


Prevention & Safety

MARPOL Annexes

Spill Response



'69 '76 '92 '92Fund

* not yet in force 

Regional & Bilateral Agreements

Abidjan Convention - the Convention for Cooperation in the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Atlantic Coast of the West, Central and Southern Africa Region (with states of the West and Central African Region).

Date of issue: September 2014

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