This Level 1 Course for Operational staff – First Responders on Oil Spill. Response and Preparedness

This course has being developed and designed in accordance with the OPCR IMO I course curricula to be conducted as an intensive, 3 day course with approximately half of the course time in the form of practical exercises.

The course is divided into modules which may be taught individually or in blocks, with corresponding exercises (class room, demonstrations or real life practice).

Course Objectives

Gain and demonstrate a level of competence an understanding of the weathering process of oil in the marine environment, implement efficient shoreline clean-up using different response techniques, selecting appropriate equipment and managing spill response teams on-site.

  • Oil spill properties, behavior, and fate
  • Health and safety
  • Environmental sensitivity and impacts
  • Emergency response plan and structure
  • Containment booms
  • Failure of containment booms
  • Oil boom selection
  • Deployment, recovery, and configuration of containment booms
  • Skimmers
  • Deployment and operation of skimmers
  • Storage and transportation of recovered oil
  • Waste management
  • Sorbent material
  • Shoreline cleanup
  • Cleaning, maintenance, and storage of equipment
  • Oil sampling, cost recovery, and documentation
  • NEBA ( Net Environmental Benefit Analysis)


Important Note

 This course also cover and complaint with the topics for the OSHA Hazwoper 8 hrs Refresher course for Marine Oil spill Response. Title 29 of Code of Federal Regulations, (CFR), 1910.120.