Last week Nicky Cariglia of ITOPF participated in a national contingency planning workshop in Cape Verde. This was arranged under the remit of the GI WACAF programme (the Global Initiative for West, Central and Southern Africa) and organised by the competent authority of Cape Verde, the Maritime and Ports Agency (AMP).
The purpose of the workshop was to fine-tune the recently developed national contingency plan. 40 delegates attended, including representatives from the relevant government authorities, such as Civil Protection and the Coastguard, as well as industry personnel. Nicky presented on a variety of topics including the fate and behaviour of oil and response techniques. There was a high level of participation from the delegates and a clear interest in improving local technical knowledge and expertise.
Category: Training & Education