Guinea Bissau

Spill Notification Point

Junta Autonoma dos Portos da Guinea-Bissau
PO Box 382 Bissau

Tel: +245-2797

Competent National Authority

A competent authority does not appear to have been designated.

Response Arrangements

No response organisation exists and there are no local or national contingency plans.

Response Policy

No oil spill response policy has been defined. However, defensive booming of extensive, sensitive coastal mud and marsh and important areas of mangrove swamp should be a priority in any response. Dispersant use should be influenced by the predominance of the fishing industry.



Only basic resources are likely to be available to combat spills, possibly from the port, public works department, agricultural and commercial sources.  These resources combined with labour for cleaning shorelines would probably provide the most effective response.


There do not appear to have been any major spills in Guinea-Bissau waters.

Previous Spill Experience

There do not appear to have been any major spills in Guinea-Bissau waters.


Prevention & Safety

MARPOL Annexes

Spill Response



'69 '76 '92 '92Fund

Guinea-Bissau is not a signatory to any of the above conventions.

Regional & Bilateral Agreements

Guinea-Bissau is not a party to any agreements.

Date of issue: May 1996

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