Mainly, the workshop consisted of Guyanese officials from 28 different government agencies, environmental stakeholders and local industry representatives.

Those taking part discussed about the country's National Contingency Plan.

The workshop supports continued efforts by the Government of Guyana to approve international conventions, develop contingency plans, and enact domestic oil spill legislation.

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 countries to implement international conventions created to reduce pollution from ships.

The event followed a sub-regional training, in St Kitts and Nevis. In the meantime, further workshops to support the Wider Caribbean Region on oil spill preparedness will be taking place throughout the year.