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.