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Training course on IMO Level 3 - Oil Spill Response

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22-25 April 2024, the training course on IMO Level 3 - Oil Spill Response was held, at The Royal Hammamet Hotel in South Hammamet-Tunisia in cooperation with the Center for Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (Cedre).

The training was animated by Arnaud Guéna, Deputy Director and Production Manager of Cedre. This event was sponsored by SAS ASAGAO-Lamor France and the Environmental Assessment and Management (EAM).

The event gathered 33 delegates from MOIG members, relevant Tunisian stakeholders and oil and gas Libyan companies such as: APO, Azzawia Oil Refining Company, EAM, Eni Tunisia, ETAP, General Secretariat of Marine Affairs, Lamor Algeria, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Transports, NOC, ONPC, SAS ASAGAO-Lamor France, SEREPT, Sirte Oil Company, TANKMED, TOPIC, TRAPSA and TPS.

The main objectives of this training were to strengthen the capacity of participants in the following areas: The risk of accidental pollution related to maritime activities and associated issues, the research of the necessary information for the assessment of the situation, the crisis management, the response strategies, the funding of interventions and the legal follow-up as well as the emergency communication

The training programme included oral presentations hinged around the following topics: Context and issues relating to accidental pollution, International conventions/OPRC, liability and compensation issues, behaviour and impact of oil spills in the marine environment and on the shoreline, sampling, decision-support systems, use of dispersants : strategic and operational issues, ISB–In Situ Burning, oil containment, oil recovery, shoreline protection, shoreline clean-up, waste management, worksites organization, monitoring and ecological impact assessment, crisis communication, media communication, methodological approach, emergency planning and incident management system, response preparedness and table-top exercise presentation.

In addition, participants afforded the opportunity to simulate 04 scenarios in the form of table-top exercises as follows: Collision of two vessels at sea, leakage of one FSO in offshore, grounding of one vessel in an estuary and arrivals of slicks to the shoreline.

We were very delighted by the rewarding working atmosphere, MOIG members, representatives from Libyan oil and gas companies and relevant Tunisian stakeholders worked together, shared their views and applied what they have learned from the training course during the desktop exercises.

At the end of the event, an IMO certificates were awarded to participants by Arnaud Guéna and the Management Committee Members composed of Mahmoud Kamour, Malek Kallel and Hatem Ben Khelil. In addition, a trophy was awarded to Arnaud Guéna by the Chairman, as a sign of thanks and recognition to Cedre for its valuable and continuous support to MOIG.

The Management Committee Members would like to thank Arnaud Guéna for the high quality training course provided to participants and greatly appreciated its professionalism and expertise, thereby contributing to the success of this event. Thus, will pave the way for further cooperation between Cedre and MOIG.

On the other hand, the Management Committee Members would like also to thank both SAS ASAGO-Lamor France and EAM for sponsoring this event.