CDEMA: No request from Trinidad and Tobago for assistance with oil spill

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The following statement was issued by CDEMA:

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), Trinidad and Tobago informed the CDEMA Coordinating Unit of a report of February 7, notifying of an overturned vessel in the vicinity of the waters off the coast of Cove Eco Industrial and Business Park, Tobago, and of a resulting oil spill.

Trinidad and Tobago has implemented its National Oil Spill Contingency Plan and at this time no request for assistance has been made to the CDEMA Coordinating Unit.

The Coordinating Unit has been monitoring the event since its occurrence through appropriate consultations with Participating States and regional partners.

The Coordinating Unit stands ready to provide assistance through the Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) should this be requested.

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