National Contingency Plan

In accordance with International and Regional legal instruments, Contracting Parties are required to establish National Contingency Plans (NCP). REMPEC has assisted the competent national authorities of Albania, Algeria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Libyan, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Syria, Tunisia and Türkiye to develop their national contingency plan to better prepare for and respond to marine pollution incidents.

At present, 17 coastal Mediterranean States (81%) have existing national preparedness and response systems, including operational national contingency plans. These are: Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Slovenia, Spain, Syria, Tunisia and Türkiye. Lybia and Bosnia & Herzegovina are currently preparing their respective national plans, while Malta and Lebanon still need to approve their national plans.