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Oil Spill Response Management - Shipping and Marine (IMO Level 3)


This level of training is recommended for all oil spill response decision-makers.

3 Days
OSRL IMO3 Equivalent

Course details

Use your initiative and thought processes to understand the challenges of incident management within the shipping and marine industry.

This course provides you with the essential skills and tactical knowledge required to perform the role of Incident Commander and effectively manage an emergency response team within the marine and shipping industry. It builds your confidence and awareness in making the right decisions and maintaining the organisation’s reputation.

This is an IMO Level 3 standard course that is certified with an OSRL Certification of Completion. See our Standards page for more information.


Is this course for me?

This course is ideal for the following personnel:

  • Officials and executives responsible for shipping and marine emergency response management and command of oil spill response incidents
  • Decision-making Managers
  • Vessel Captains or Officers who will respond to oil spills offshore
  • Individuals performing the role of an Incident Commander or similar in an Emergency Response Team
  • Harbour Masters, Port Captains or Incident Managers at large ports


What will I learn?

This course focuses on the complex but vital responsibilities of oil spill management within the shipping and marine industry, including safety as a key topic.

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

  • Environmental awareness, response monitoring and termination of clean-up operations.
  • Effective incident control including initial assessment, strategic planning, and logistical and operational management
  • The legal and financial implications of spill response
  • Dealing with authorities and handling the media


Prior knowledge of spill response is helpful but not essential.


Course Programme

  • Effective emergency response contingency planning and implementation in a spill
  • Consequences of oil spills
  • Spill response options and resource requirements
  • Boundaries and roles of Government Agencies and the Industry
  • Safety-first culture in response
  • Understand PR and media expectations and how to effectively communicate with the media and general public
  • International conventions and legal frameworks
  • Protecting your organisation’s reputation
  • Understand how to terminate a response
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.