Our small Curacao based team provides management, administrative and technical support.
"The Caribbean waters is like a paradise, that's why RAC REMPEITC cares and endeavors to maintain it like that in minimizing the risk of pollution"
Benjamin Allee was appointed Director to RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe during the 7th Steering Committee, in May 2014. The Director is a direct appointment by the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning of Curacao (Dutch Caribbean). Mr. Allee has also been serving the Maritime Authority of Curacao for almost 20 years, and currently serves as the Authority’s Deputy Director.
Prior to his career as a public officer Mr. Allee served for several years as a Merchant Marine Officer in different commercial vessels.
Mr Allee obtained his bachelor degree from the Universidad Maritima de Caribe and a Master’s of Nautical Science from the Escuela de Estudios Superiores de la Marina Mercante.
"RAC REMPEITC has earned an excellent reputation for helping developing countries meet their international obligations to protect the Caribbean Sea"
Carla Bikker is the Operations Manager at RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, seconded by the Government of Curacao (Dutch Caribbean). The Operations Manager is a direct appointment by the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning of Curacao. Ms. Bikker has been working at RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe since its beginning in 1995.
Ms. Bikker graduated from Higher Professional Education (HBO), and has specializations in Financial Management, English Business Communication, Project Management and Office Management.
Prior to joining RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe, Ms. Bikker worked as a financial adviser and served as an advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Commander Donohue reported to Curacao in June 2016 where he is seconded to the International Maritime Organization as the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) consultant to the Regional Activity Center/Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Information and Training Center for the Wider Caribbean, where he assists 33 Caribbean Nations and Territories to prevent and respond to pollution from ships and enforce international environmental standards.
Prior to this assignment, he served as: the Commanding Officer of the Pacific Strike Team, in Novato, CA; an International Port Security Liaison Officer attached to USCG Activities Europe in the Netherlands; Chief of Response at Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur Texas; an Environmental Specialists in the Operating and Environmental Standards Division at USCG Headquarters; and Facility Branch Chief, Marine and Environmental Protection Branch Chief, and Investigations Officer at Marine Safety Office Providence, Rhode Island.
He received his commission from USCG Officer Candidate School in 1997. He holds a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island (2003) and Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Oceanography from Florida Tech (1995). He is a certified ICS Type 1 Incident Commander, a Master Exercise Practitioner, and a Licensed Merchant Mariner.