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An intensive professional development training course on

Marine Pollution and Management

Why Choose this Training Course?

Marine pollution prevention these days is a serious responsibility for everyone involved in the maritime or offshore industries. This includes offshore and onshore energy production sector, on-shore shipping personnel and shipping transport companies. They all have to fulfill the important duty to protect the marine environment. 

This AZTech training course in Dubai provides updated information and the knowledge of various aspects of marine pollution and the ways and methods of its prevention. The training course will present the detailed analysis of various sources of pollution, best practices and methodologies for pollution clean-up and the measures as a response to emergencies and accidents. The training course also includes explanation of marine pollution legal consequences and liabilities.

This AZTech training course will feature:

  • Marine pollution causes and effects     
  • Ballast water and other marine pollutants
  • Oil pollution and offshore activities
  • Surveillance, monitoring, measurement and management systems
  • Legal issues, non-compliance with international regulations


What are the Goals?

By the end of this AZTech training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand numerous aspects of the marine pollution problems.
  • Develop familiarity with regulations & compliance issues according to requirements of international documents.
  • Use available technologies & strategies for marine pollution prevention.
  • Plan & implement measures aimed at reducing the risk of serious environmental impact.


Who is this Training Course for?

This AZTech training course is designed to benefit different levels of Technical and Administrative Personnel in the industry and government who deal with and manage problems of marine pollution, marine transport and offshore energy production operations:

  • Managers and environment supervisors from oil and gas production industry
  • Professionals from oil and gas transport companies
  • Administrators from government departments dealing with maritime transport and offshore operations
  • Technical professionals in charge of harbour operation & management


How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will be conducted along workshop principles which will combine lectures with active delegate participation including problem solving and discussions. Several practical examples will be presented, and the focus will be on technical principles and clear technical reasoning.

Workshops will include case studies and will be presented with explanation of technical measures necessary for efficient managing of marine pollution problems. Various examples from real-life technical practice will be included and combined with video animations to help gain the confidence in making right decision regarding efficient emergency response measures in the given situation.


The Course Content

Day One: Marine Pollution

  • Marine pollution definition: types and environmental impacts 
  • Oil pollution and impact of oil spill
  • Heavy metals: dangers and hazards
  • Wastes: solid garbage and liquid sewage
  • Pollution risks from ships : incidents, assessment and economic losses
  • Economic losses from marine pollution
  • The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), MARPOL Convention on marine pollution, and other international instruments


Day Two: Ballast Water and Other Sources of Marine Pollution

  • Environmental threats from ballast water
  • International maritime dangerous goods (IMDG)
  • Dumping of ship wastes and other materials
  • Bilge water / waste oil operational management
  • Ship scrapping and recycling
  • Recent Developments 


Day Three: Methods of Surveillance

  • Methods of intervention 
  • Objectives of surveying marine resources
  • Planning considerations: sites, stations and samples 
  • Sample size and number, statistical requirements
  • Analysis tools and techniques
  • Compatibility of survey methodologies


Day Four: Management Systems

  • ISO 14000 series, environmental management and recent developments
  • Contingency planning and emergency management
  • Marine pollution preparedness and response 
  • Methods of intervention and clean-up technologies
  • Port reception facilities according to IMO
  • Human element: training and certification


Day Five: Overview of Legal Repercussions of Marine Pollution

  • United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III)
  • Accident investigation, reporting and surveys
  • Limitation of liability to compensate loss or damage resulting from polluting incidents
  • The involvement of Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I) and of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPCF)
  • Private industry schemes: Small Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (STOPIA), Tanker Oil Pollution Indemnification Agreement (TOPIA), and Offshore Pollution Liability Agreement (OPOL)
  • Criminal laibility of persons involved: crew, shipowner, charterer


The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course


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