At Sea Oil Spill Response for First Responders & Supervisors

2 Days

At-sea containment and recovery is just one of many response options available in the oil spill response toolbox. It involves the controlled encounter and collection of oil from the water’s surface.

At-sea containment and recovery is often considered the primary or preferred response option. However, the overall effectiveness of containment and recovery can be limited by a combination of operational, environmental, safety and logistical constraints, such as: equipment mobilization and deployment time, encounter rate, skimmer suitability and efficiency, competence of responders, maintenance downtime, repair and logistical support.

This two day training course of presentations, group discussions and practical equipment hands-on sessions provides a grounding in the operational challenges facing responders and supervisors when deploying booms and skimmers at sea.  The course provides the background knowledge and practical deployment participation to allow course attendees to develop the skills required to effectively participate and supervise at sea response operations.

This course could form part of company and/or statutory deployment exercise programme requirements.

First responders and supervisors who are identified to deploy at sea protection and clean-up resources to oil spill incidents.

  • Fate and behaviour of spilled oil
  • Environmental sensitivities
  • Boom selection and limitations
  • Skimmer selection and limitations
  • Equipment care
  • Responder safety
  • Waste and temporary storage