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Oil Spill Response and Beach Cleaning Operation

December 2005

The Regional Clean Sea Organisation (RECSO), in association with SEACOR Environmental Services Middle East (SESME), conducted an Oil Spill Response and Beach Cleaning Operations training course on the 17th & 18th of December 2005 at the Crowne Plaza in Dubai.

The training course was developed for personnel with responsibility for the protection and clean-up of near-shore and shore-line areas. A number of topics were taught including; Fate and Behavior of Oil and the Implications for Response; Contingency Planning; Alert, Mobilization and Reporting of Spills; Operations Management - making the right strategy choice and carrying out successful operations; Containment and Recovery Systems; Use of Dispersants; Shoreline Clean-Up and Protection Techniques – Logistics, Maintenance and Communications; Waste management – transfer, storage and disposal; Hazards to Personnel and Responding Safely; Practical and Table-Top Exercises. On Day 2, all participants were engaged in a field exercise at the Jumeirah Palm Island involving deployment of containment booms, skimmers and beach cleaning equipments in co-operation with the Dubai Police and Nakheel.

Participants were from a wide range of organizations and locations including; Dubai Petroleum Company; Saudi Aramco; Zakum Development Company; Qatar Petroleum; Bahrain Petroleum Company; Maersk Oil Qatar; Kuwait Oil Tanker Company; Oman LNG; MRMEWR; Dubai Drydocks; Dubai Municipality; Bharat Shell Ltd and Shell Markets (Middle East) Ltd.

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