Spill Notification Point
Competent National Authority
Ministère de la défense / Ministère des Infrastructures, des ressources naturelles et de l’environnement
Institut Maritime et portuaire et direction générale de l’environnement
Largos das Alfandegas C.P. 868 Sao Tome / Avenida Nkrumah, Sao Tome C.P. 1023
Tel: (+239) 222 56 88 / (+239) 222 53 23
Sao Tome and Principe is part of the GIWACAF project and activitely involved in its initiatives focused on strengthening national oil spill response capacities as well as transboundary response capabilities in west, central and southern Africa. It is currently working towards the development of a national oil spill contingency plan with the support of GIWACAF (information from 2021).
The use of dispersants is considered a primary option in Sao Tome and Principe (information from GIWACAF, 2021). Further information is not currently known.
Government & Private
There are no specialised stockpiles of clean-up equipment available, though oil companies operating in the country would be expected to have spill response resources.
Previous Spill Experience
ITOPF is not aware of any major spills affecting Sao Tome and Principe
Prevention & Safety
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* not yet in force
Regional & Bilateral Agreements
- Sao Tome & Principe is not a party to any agreements.
Date of issue: May 2021