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Who is this course for?
This Prevention of Marine Spills Training course is aimed at personnel who are required to understand spills and mitigating actions.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course.
How will this course benefit me?
The course aims to provide learners with an overview of the procedures to be followed by the Vessel Master, or other persons in charge of a ship, when reporting an oil pollution incident, as required under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) through the use of a Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP). It provides an overview of the actions to be taken by personnel on-board to reduce or control the discharge of oil or chemicals following a spill; and the procedures and points of contact for coordinating shipboard reporting actions with national and local authorities.
How will this course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are familiar with the MARPOL and SOPEP regulations and procedures.
What standards are referred to in this course?
The International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), and Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 80%.
• Give an overview of the regulatory controls governing spill prevention, spill response and SOPEP requirements
• Give an overview of Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEPs)
• Explain the importance of preventing spills
• Identify typical and potential spill sources
• Give an overview of the typical roles and responsibilities involved in spill response
• Describe the actions that crew can take to help prevent spills
• Explain the importance of being environmentally responsible
• Describe typical environmental impacts associated with spills
• Explain the purpose of Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans (SOPEPs)
• Give an overview of the initial actions to be taken in the event of a spill
• Explain the reporting requirements to be taken in the event of a probable spill
• Explain the reporting requirements to be taken in the event of an actual spill at sea
• Explain the reporting requirements to be taken in the event of an actual spill in port
• Identify the format for SOPEP report notifications
• Give an overview of the information that should be included in a notification report
• Give examples of non-mandatory information which may be included in a notification report
• Give an overview of local and national notification requirements
• Identify the navigational actions that should be taken in the event of a spill
• Describe the actions crew should take in the event of a spill
• Give examples of typical operational spills and describe their associated mitigation measures
• Give examples of incidents which may pose a possible injury risk to crew and describe their associated mitigation measures
• Give an overview of the priority and mitigation actions required in the event of a spill
End of course assessment with an 80% pass mark.
• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection
• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above
• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari
• Minimum browser size - none
• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones
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