Marine environment protection training - Marpol / OPA 90

The world today is witnessing a rapid environmental degradation. In present times, with the alarming rise of marine pollution and its impact on the globe, the maritime industry has come under closer scrutiny.
Course, Last updated: (International Maritime Training Centre)

Each pollution incident brings about harsher regulatory requirements to comply with. As responsible professionals, every seafarer needs to rise to the occasion to prevent and mitigate incidents.

The course is designed to help the community of seafarers to be updated with the latest regulatory demands. It lays emphasis on the correct methods to meet the requirements and prevent abuse of the environment. The use of bridge and engine room simulators, practical session on the oily water separator, desktop exercises, case studies, use of various publications and experience sharing brings about a total coverage to the issue of marine pollution. The course also details procedures in the eventuality of a mishap occurring on board a ship.

The course is divided into two parts. The first part covers the needs for non-tankers while an additional day includes the additional issues for tankers. 

Course Objective:

  • Upon completion of the course the participant will be able to:
  • Understand and be updated with the regulatory requirements of MARPOL, OPA 90 and other IMO conventions for pollution prevention.
  • Operate and analyze the problems with Oily water separators, ODME, Sewage treatment plants and Incinerators.
  • Follow the correct method of filing up Oil Record Book, Garbage Record Book and Cargo Record Book and ways to improve upon the Garbage Management Plan.
  • Carry out the reporting procedures and ways to minimize the outflow of oil as per SOPEP and VRP.

Duration:    MEPO (for ships other than tankers) - 4 days
                     MEPT (for tankers) - 5 days (4 +1)

Suggested Target Group:

Officers off All Ranks.

Course Contents:

  • MARPOL Annexes
  • Future amendments to MARPOL
  • Oily water Separator
  • Oil Record Book workshop
  • Oil pollution Simulation and Drill
  • SOPEP, OPA 90 and Vessel Response Plan
  • Waste Management Planning
  • Antifouling systems
  • Ballast Water Management
  • Case Studies & Experience sharing

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