This Level 3 Course for Response To Marine Oil Spills Seminar For Administrators/Senior Managers

The Level III course is designed in accordance with the OPRC IMO 3 course curricula to be conducted either as a 3 days course. These courses, when properly linked to a country’s national contingency plan or a corporate Oil Spill Response Plan and can be used to train staff who form the cornerstone for the conduct and management of an effective response to a marine oil spill.

The course is design for Administrators and Senior Managers and personnel with management and supervisory positions with the responsibility of overseeing an emergency involving oil spill.

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

Delegates will gain and demonstrate to a level of competence an understanding of the complexities of oil spill management and consider the political and media pressures, the legal and financial implications, the issues of public and response personnel safety and the post operational requirements


  • Causes, fate, and effects of spilled oil
  • International Cooperation and Legal Framework
  • The Contingency Planning Process
  • Case study
  • Spill Response Strategies
  • Spill Management
  • Liability and Compensation
  • Spill Response Objectives and Policy Issues
  • Communications and media issues
  • Termination of response

This course includes practical activities such as:

  • Boom deployment
  • Waste Management
  • Staging area implementation
  • Decontamination protocols for equipment and personnel.
  • The elaboration of a contingency plan
  • Activation of a National Contingency Plan
  • Tabletop exercises
  • Press conference exercise

Important Note

This course also cover and complaint with the topics for the OSHA Hazwoper 24 hrs course for Marine Oil spill Response. Title 29 of Code of Federal Regulations, (CFR), 1910.120.