Libya



Spill Notification Point

Environment General Authority

P.O. Box 83618 Al Ghiran, Tripoli

Tel: +218 21 4873761 or +218 21 4873762 or+218 21 4873763 or +218 21 4873764
Fax: +218 21 4872160


Competent National Authority

Details as above.


Response Arrangements

The Environment General Authority is currently making arrangements to produce a national contingency plan in collaboration with relevant organisations such as REMPEC. The National Oil Corporation is preparing a plan for response to marine pollution in refineries, terminals and other installations. 


Response Policy

We are not aware of the response policy in Libya. 


Equipment

Government

Brega Petroleum Marketing operate 5 coastal oil product terminals each with boom, a skimmer, portable storage tanks and sorbent material. These are located at the ports in shipping containers. AGIP have several skimmers, boom, dispersant and helicopter dispersant spraying equipment to respond to spills from the Bouri offshore field west of Tripoli. 


Previous Spill Experience

Libya experienced a small spill from the tanker, CAPTAIN TAKIS (2006) in Misurata Port. 150 tonnes of IFO 360 were spilt, which quickly solidified in the water, enabling a quick recovery operation. 


Conventions

Prevention & Safety

MARPOL Annexes        
73/78 III IV V VI
 

Spill Response

   
OPRC '90 OPRC HNS
 

Compensation

CLC     Fund Supp HNS* Bunker
'69 '76 '92 '92 Fund    
           

* not yet in force  


Regional and bilateral agreements

  • Barcelona Convention (with states bordering the Mediterranean)

For further information see also REMPEC (Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea) Country Profile (http://www.rempec.org/country.asp?cid=12&IDS=2_1&daNme=General%20Information&openNum=1)


Date of issue: August 2010

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