Oil Spill Response Training

Our courses are based on the latest revision of IMO Model Courses developed under the guidance of its Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) and approved by IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC).

Oil Spill Response Training – Introductory Level (1-day)
Target Group:
This is a general introductory course aimed at providing those with no specific job responsibilities in the preparedness or response to oil spill incidents with an awareness of the subject.
Course Aims and Objectives:
  1. To introduce participants to the subject of oil spill response.
  2. To understand the fate and behaviour of oil when released into the marine and shoreline environment and to consider the impact of oil spills.
  3. To introduce participants to the work being carried out by the international community to reduce or prevent oil spills from occurring and, if they do occur, how these incidents are best prepared for and responded to.
  4. To introduce participants to the range of oil spill response options and techniques that are available to the response managers and responders, in addition to common challenges that may be faced during a response operation.


Oil Spill Response Training – Level 1 (3-day)
Target Group:
The course is aimed at Team Leaders, Supervisors, First Responders and all those working in the field in response to an oil pollution incident.
Course Aims and Objectives:
  1. To enable participants to understand the principles of oil spill response including the management of field operations, and the health and safety aspects of response.
  2. To enable participants to understand the existing at-sea response techniques that can be used to respond to an oil spill.
  3. To enable each participant to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each oil spill response technique as well as the logistical requirements for their deployment in the field.
  4. To enable the participants to understand in detail the oil spill response support issues including waste management and post-response operations.


Oil Spill Response Training – Level 2 (4-day)
Target Group:
This course is aimed at Incident Managers, On-Scene Commanders, Supervisors and all those working in an incident command centre in response to an oil pollution incident.
Course Aims and Objectives:
  1. To understand the various tactical aspects to be considered during an oil spill response.
  2. To understand in detail the existing oil spill response techniques.
  3. To understand issues that need to be addressed during an oil spill.
  4. To understand the termination process of a response and to consider the post-incident operations and administrative issues that need to be addressed.