Oil spill contingency planning was the focus of an IMO regional workshop in Pulau Indah, Malaysia from July 2nd to July 6th. The workshop involved Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore to become more familiar with the ASEAN Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan which is designed to enhance cooperation between nation states
Participants reviewed a number of aspects of the ASEAN plan.
IMO said that it had has long supported regional cooperation and capacity building in oil spill preparedness and response.
The workshop took place under IMO’s Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme and was hosted by the Government of Malaysia and the Marine Department of Malaysia, at the Maritime Transport Training Institute. The IMO was represented by Josephine Uranza, the Organization’s Regional Coordinator for the Asia and Pacific Sector. Expert support was provided by Petronas, PIMMAG, ITOPF, OSRL and the GI SEA Project.