Start Date: 3 Apr 2022
End Date: 7 Apr 2022
Duration: 5
Country: Paris / France
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Course Description

Oil is a complicated compound consists mainly of hydrogen, carbon and sulfur. Sulfur compounds have Poisonous characters and have ability to dissolve in water that harms marine organisms and changes the marine environment. This course will give sound overview of oil spill risk, prevention, response and clean-up, in order to increase awareness and understanding of the best practices relating to the recognition of Oil Spill Hazards, Causes, Fate and Strategies for dealing with oil spills.

Course Objective


This program has been tailored to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to Oil Spill Response, in order to reduce the effect of spillage, Combat the marine oil pollution and Cleaning of beaches.

By the end of this training, participants will have a thorough understanding of the principles of Oil Spill Response and Contingency Planning.

Who Should attend?


 Any participants want to gain a basic understanding of marine Oil pollution, Combating strategy, combating equipments and cleanup practices.

Course Outline


 Oil Spill Health & Safety Issues

·        Basic rules for workers (HSE site plan).

·        Communications and signals.

·        Risks.

·        Fire and Explosions

·        Hazardous atmospheres and selected contaminants

·        Cleaning solvents, Remediation Chemicals and Dispersants

·        Heat and cold stress and first aid

·        Protective equipment and clothing

·        Respiratory protection and confined spaces

·        Transportation safety – Land, Sea and air

Physical & Chemical Properties Of Oil

·        Causes of spills by size

·        Properties of Oil

·        Hazards associated with oil spills

·        Oil Spill Risk

·        Fate of Spilled Oil

·        Surface movement of oil at sea

Contingency planning

·        Benefits of implementing and developing contingency plan

·        Response according to spillage level

·        Sensitivity maps preparation

·         Equipments and supplies

·        Oil recovery management


International Convention

·        MARPOL 73/78

·        PARCELONA 76

·        Protection of red sea & Eden gulf 1982


Spill Evaluation

·        Causes of spills by size

·        Oil Spill observation and surveillance

·        Estimating the amount spilled

·        Oil Spill Volume

Policy of response

·        Response Priorities

·        Cleanup Priorities


Spill management

Oil spill combating equipments

·        Offshore and Near Shore cleanup

·        Principles of using Booms: Design, Selection and uses limitations, Deployment and Configuration.

·        Booming at Sea

·        Effects of currents on boom angle

·        Shoreline booming

·        Use of booms

·        Components of a boom

·        Boom types and selection

·        Boom deployment guidelines

·        Skimmer selection matrix

·        Skimmer types

·        Vacuum trucks

·        Floating tanks

·        Pumps

·        Sorbents


·        What is a dispersant?

·        Mechanism of chemical dispersion

·        Advantages and disadvantages

·        Application guidelines

·        Dispersant effectiveness

·        Aircraft

Shoreline Cleanup

·        Sensitivity

·        Shoreline protection techniques

·        Exclusion booming

·        Diversion booming

·        Sorbent booming and barriers

Types of beaches and cleanup

Environmental impact of oil spill

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