(IMO) OPRC Oil Spill Response - Level 2

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

Type: Online

Available Dates


  • July-22-2024


  • Aug-12-2024


  • Sep-30-2024


  • Oct-14-2024


  • Nov-18-2024


  • Dec-09-2024


Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

Foundations of Oil Spill Management:

  • Introduction to the Course.
  • Comprehensive Review of Oil Spill Response Strategies.
  • Planning for Oil Spill Contingencies: Management and Organisational Structure.
  • In-depth exploration of Oil Spill Crisis Management and Incident Command Systems.
  • Techniques in Sensitivity Mapping for Vulnerable Locations.
  • Understanding the Behaviour and Long-term Fate of Oil Spills.
  • Assessing the Environmental and Socio-economic Impacts of Oil Spills.
  • Strategic Operations Planning for Oil Spill Response.
  • Interactive Exercise: Crafting an Effective Contingency Plan.

Operational Response Techniques:

  • Exploration of Oil Spill Response Mechanisms.
  • Tactics for Oil Containment, Protection, and Recovery.
  • Application and Impact of Dispersants.
  • In-Situ Burning: An Optional Response Method.
  • Practical Exercise: Real-life Scenarios on Spill Assessment and Containment.

On-site Response and Cleanup:

  • Shoreline Cleanup Techniques and Best Practices.
  • Ensuring Site Safety and Responder Well-being.
  • Guided Site Visit to a Shoreline Cleanup Operation.
  • Practical Exercise: Implementing Shoreline Cleanup and Safety Protocols.
  • Effective Waste Management Strategies Post Oil Recovery.

Communication and Legal Considerations:

  • Managing Media Relations and Public Perception.
  • Crafting an Emergency Public Information Plan.
  • Enhancing Communication and Information Sharing Among Responders.
  • Best Practices in Information Gathering and Documentation.
  • Navigating Legal Issues: Liability and Compensation Frameworks.
  • Concluding Response Operations and Post-Incident Analysis.
  • Practical Exercise: Simulating Communications and Media Relations.
  • Introduction to the Comprehensive Full Response Exercise.

Simulation Exercise and Course Conclusion:

  • Execution of 'Exercise Neptune' or a Comparable Full-Scale Simulation.
  • Collaborative Preparation for Exercise Debrief by Syndicate Groups.
  • Detailed Exercise Debriefing Session.
  • Participant Feedback and Course Evaluation.

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