ITOPF recently attended a GI WACAF (Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa) national exercise in Côte d’Ivoire. The exercise activated the POLLUMAR contingency plan and was facilitated by CIAPOL (Centre Ivorien Antipollution). The Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development was also in attendance. The exercise involved a crisis cell simulation, as well as at-sea boom deployment and a shoreline response exercise. Representatives from GI WACAFand OTRA (consultants in oil spill preparedness and response) attended alongside ITOPF and provided training and feedback.
Côte d’Ivoire – GI WACAF Exercise
18 June 2019