oil spill course News

  • IOPC Funds deliver training to new ITOPF staff

    On 28 November 2019, the IOPC Funds’ Claims Department delivered a one-day training course to a number of new ITOPF technical staff, at the Funds’ headquarters in London. The Claims team presented on the liability and compensation regime for oil pollution damage resulting from spills of persistent oil from tankers. In particular, the course covered the admissibility criteria of ...

  • Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training Course

    Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/two tank. That's where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field. With emphasis is on practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the Ohmsett tank, Studens can increase their proficiency using boom and skimmers while ...


    By OHMSETT

  • DESMI Adds Accredited Oil Spill Response Training

    Leading oil recovery solution manufacturer DESMI has obtained Nautical Institute accreditation for its IMO Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (OPRC) training courses, becoming a one-stop shop for its customers around the world. In many spheres of education, it’s enough for course instructors to have a theoretical understanding of the field. In oil spill response, however, DESMI ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • A final farewell to oil tankers with single hulls

    It took 25 years following the devastating 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska before the U.S. government finally banned all single hull oil tankers from it’s waters. January 1, 2015 was the deadline which the landmark Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA-90) specified for phasing out single-hull tankers in U.S. waters. That act, passed after the 1989, required that all ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Drilling Begins 3 Miles from Epicenter of BP Oil Spill

    Just 3 miles from the catastrophic BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a Louisiana company is seeking to unlock the same oil and natural gas that turned into a deadly disaster. Drilling has begun in the closest work yet to the Macondo well, which blew wild on April 20, 2010, killing 11 people and fouling the Gulf with as much as 172 million gallons of crude in the nation's worst oil spill. Federal ...


    By Associated Press

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