• We conduct national and regional
    activities throughout the Wider Caribbean Region Read more
  • Participation at the Oil Spill Response
    exercise IGWAN 2015 in Martinique Read more
  • The regional Ballast Water
    Management activities Read more
  • REMPEITC's Promotional Material Read more
  • MARPOL Annex VI - Regional workshop
    on Energy Efficiency Regulations for Ships Read more
  • 8th Meeting of the RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe Steering Committee Read more
  • RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe New Video Read more
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Countries in the Wider Caribbean Region need, before being part of the Regional OPRC Plan, to have their own national contingency plan developed.


The Regional Marine Pollution Emergency, Information and Training Centre – Caribe contributes to the sustainability of the marine environment in the Wider Caribbean Reg­ion by assistin­g countr...

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GloBallast workshop on Risk Assessment and Port Biological Baseline Survey

This workshop, the first of its kind, constituted a pilot course to introduce the theory and practices of Risk Assessment (RA) and Port Biological Baseline Surveys (PBBS), as integrated management approaches tied to the BWM Convention and GloBallast Monograph Series publications numbers 21 and 22. The feedback collected during the training supports the further development and finalization of an integrated training package covering RA and PBBS as requested by the Lead Partnering Countries (LPCs) of the GloBallast Project during its 4th Global Project Task Force (GPTF) meeting that was held in Brazil in 2014. This seminar was organized by GloBallast and the Maritime Authority of Jamaica, it was supported by the Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Centre for the Wider Caribbean (RAC/REMPEITC-Carib) and the Permanent Commission for the South Pacific (CPPS), and it was funded by the GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Project. The workshop discussed the practice and theory of RA and PBBS as inter-related management approaches. It was structured as a pilot training program, which aimed to also provide case studies and examples from GloBallast activities around the world. In addition, the role of the national authorities was highlighted, with an emphasis on cooperation between sectors. The two-day workshop provided an effective platform for participants to exchange views and information on the topics.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 to Thursday, September 22, 2016
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GloBallast; Jamaica; IMO; RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe; REMPEITC, Ballast; Invasive;

Sub-Regional Level 2 IMO Training Course on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation

The objective of this Training Course was to improve knowledge relating to oil spill preparedness, response and co-operation using a tailored version of the IMO Model course with ample opportunity for participants to take part in practical and theoretical exercises. In addition, the course was a unique opportunity to strengthen regional cooperation and train new on-scene commanders and responders within the region. The four-day course consisted of: OPRC Level II Course Material modified by the expert facilitators/instructors of the USCG, OSRL, ITOPF, CEDRE and CEREMA; a stockpile site visit; equipment demonstrations; media training; homework exercises, table-top exercises; and a three-hour functional exercise. Fourteen senior maritime representatives from the following countries attended the course: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Vincent, and Guadeloupe.
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Auberge de la Vieille Tour Hotel
Monday, November 14, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016
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Oil spill; response; U.S. Coast Guard; Keith Donohue; OSRL; IMO REMPEITC; RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe

Regional Workshop on Port Reception Facilities and Waste Management

Summary: This regional workshop was organized in accordance with RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe’s proposal to IMO’s Technical Co-operation Committee for the Center’s activities of the 2015-2017 biennium, and as recommended in RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe’s 4 Aug 2013 Report of the Regional Workshop on MARPOL and Port Reception Facilities, and 27 May 2015 Report of the Dutch Caribbean Port Reception Facilities Workshop in Aruba. The objective of the three-day workshop was to further discussions and to continue the process of possibly creating a Regional Reception Facility Plan (RRFP) for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Wider Caribbean Region (WCR). Significant information was gathered during this workshop regarding the current state of port reception facilities in the Region, as depicted in the Findings of Section 6 and as summarized in Figure 6.2.2 on Page 22. Workshop recommendations were generated with the consensus of all participants, and include follow-on steps to be undertaken in order to assist the SIDS of the WCR in developing a detailed proposal for appropriate and effective regional arrangements pertaining to waste management and port reception facilities that may be submitted to the Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) for consultation, if agreed upon by all participating Member States.
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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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Ministry of Works and Transport
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Thursday, October 6, 2016
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MARPOL; Caribbean; Waste Management; IMO; UNEP


Recent activities

To promote its objectives, RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe conducts national and regional activities throughout the Wider Caribbean Region

  • Workshop on Oil Spill Response Equipment, Simulation Exercises and Co-o ...
    October 02 - 05, 2017
  • Regional Workshop on Ballast Water Management
    June 05 - 09, 2017
  • IMO Sub-Regional Workshop on the Implementation of an Incident Manageme ...
    May 21 - 25, 2017
  • International Oil Spill Conference 2017
    May 15 - 19, 2017