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Spill Notification Point
Competent National Authority
Details as above.
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.
We are not aware of the response policy in Libya.
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.
Prevention & Safety
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* 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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