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Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

Offshore Vessel Supervisor (IMO Level 1)


For many offshore oil spills offshore containment and collection is a primary response option, having crews with a high level of knowledge and understanding will assist in the efficiency of this response effort. 

3 Days

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As a front line response having the skills and knowledge to implement an offshore response safely and effectively is vital. Develop both your knowledge of the different principles and practical skills focusing on the strategies and tactics of offshore vessel response and coordination.

This course develops your awareness of the areas of responsibility that will need to be addressed and communicated between on-site response staff and the On-Scene Commander. The course includes an offshore deployment exercise enabling you to apply new knowledge in a practical scenario. 


Is this course for me?

This IMO Level 1 equivalent standard training course is essential training for supervisors wanting to understand the latest spill response techniques and the use of essential equipment to successfully engage in marine or vessel spills happen offshore.

  • Port and harbour personnel, local authority and oil company personnel looking to hold first-line supervisory roles
  • Offshore vessel response staff who want to develop their oil spill knowledge to supervisor level
  • Oil spill response vessel supervisors
  • Individuals nominated by the industry or local authorities as supervisor for offshore oil spills


What will I learn?

This course focuses on the essentials of oil spill response from fates and effects of oil spills and the surveillance of oil at sea, through to response strategies and practical deployment of response equipment. 

This course will give you the knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Oil properties and fates and effects of oil spills
  • The use of contingency plans and surveillance of oil at sea along with the environmental sensitivities that exist
  • Response strategies and equipment for offshore response
  • Waste management and oil spill end-points


Course programme

Day 1

  • Fate and effects of marine oil spills
  • Oil weathering exercise
  • Environmental and socio-economic sensitivities
  • Contingency planning
  • Surveillance, monitoring and visualization
  • Quantification exercise
  • Equipment overview and tour of Tier 3 stockpile

Day 2

  • Containment and protection
  • Booming strategies exercise
  • Recovery devices
  • In-situ burning
  • Dispersant
  • Strategy selection exercise
  • Hazards to responders
  • Safety exercise

Day 3

  • Waste management
  • Termination of spill
  • Case study and lesson learned
  • Practical offshore deployment exercise
  • Debrief
Register your Interest
There are currently no sessions available for this course. If you would like to register your interest in taking this course in the future, please let us know.