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Sao Tome & Principe
Spill Notification Point
There does not appear to be any designated spill notification point. The principal port of Sao Tome operates a radio station although it is irregularly manned and is partially inoperative.
Competent National Authority
There are no government agencies which have direct responsibility for oil pollution.
Sao Tome and Principe imports only non-persistent oil products transported in 200-litre drums. The risk of a major pollution incident is therefore slight.
No response policy has been formulated.
Government & Private
There is no specialised clean-up equipment. Any response would involve manual clean-up.
Previous Spill Experience
The east coast of Sao Tome lies within the main tanker route to and from Angola and Gabon. The shorelines are occasionally polluted with residual oil thought to have originated from the tank washings of passing tankers.
Prevention & Safety
|OPRC '90||OPRC HNS|
* not yet in force
Regional and bilateral agreements
- Sao Tome & Principe is not a party to any agreements.
Date of issue: January 1999
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