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IMA INVESTIGATES GULF OF PARIA OIL SPILL-August 10th 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10th 2021IMA INVESTIGATES GULF OF PARIA OIL SPILLThe Institute of Marine Affairs (IMA) on Monday 9th August 2021 responded to reports of an oil spill in the Gulf of Paria (GOP). IMA is conducting investigations as part of a multi-agency team comprising technocrats from the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) and the Environmental Management Authority (EMA). On Monday, the multi-agency team began its investigations with a marine survey to determine the extent of the oil spill. Preliminary information reaching the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries indicates, a leaking oil pipeline which had been earlier contained to prevent oil entering...

A Safe Ocean

Coastal communities and ocean users operate within a dynamic environment, faced with a range of ocean hazards that are both natural and human-induced. These can have a significant impact on marine environments and can result in loss of life and livelihoods. Risks of exposure to ocean hazards therefore require assessment, forecasting, mitigating, adaptive responses and policies to mainstream resilience towards ‘A safe ocean where life and livelihoods are protected from ocean-related hazards’ - Outcome 5 of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021 - 2030....