Sao Tome & Principe

Spill Notification Point

Not known.

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


Response Arrangements

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).

Response Policy

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

MARPOL Annexes

Spill Response



'69 '76 '92 '92Fund

* not yet in force 

Regional & Bilateral Agreements

  • Sao Tome & Principe is not a party to any agreements.

Date of issue: May 2021

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