Greenland Oil Spill Response Ltd. and its long-standing cooperation partner Blue Petrel Consulting Ltd. have jointly held the IMO (International Marine Organization) certified course ‘IMO Level 2 – Response to Oil Spills for Supervisors and On-Scene Commanders’. The course took place in Nuuk from September 29th to October 2nd 2019.
The Primary role for the On-Scene Commander is to coordinate response efforts in the event of an oil spill. Among other things, an On-Scene Commander must be able to identify and implement the best possible response strategy to any type of oil spill.
The course consisted of theoretical lessons as well as two days of practical exercises. One day was onshore clean up of a coastal area following a spill. The following day’s training consisted of deploying booms offshore and sailing formations between two vessels.
7 course participants completed the course; including 4 participants from Greenland Oil Spill Response Ltd. and 3 participants from relevant government agencies.