REPORT: ISCO AGM AT SPILLCON IN CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

ISCO AGM AT SPILLCON IN CAIRNS, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA

The meeting was held on Wednesday 10th April 2013. Those present included John Wardrop (Member of ISCO Council for Australia), Dr Merv Fingas (Member of ISCO Council for Canada), Steve Reilly (representing Corporate Member, Lamor Corp.), Brian Johnston (representing Corporate Member, Rutter Inc.), John Brinkman (representing Corporate Member, Imbibitive Technologies America Inc.), Saskia Sessions and Paul Kelway (representing Corporate Member, Sea Alarm Foundation), Ben Cropley, Narelle Warde, Ray Lipscombe and Marie Tenneys (representing Corporate Member, Oil Response Company of Australia Pty. Ltd.), Dennis Brand and Eric Shelley (representing Titan Salvage and ISCO Corporate Member, Marine Response Alliance). Guests included Khalid Al Dossary and Saleh Zahrani (Saudi Aramco) and John Elliot.

ISCO President, David Usher Hon.FISCO chaired the meeting and was assisted by ISCO Membership Director, Mary Ann Dalgleish.

Our guest speaker. John Wardrop (Member of ISCO Council for Australia) gave an excellent speech introducing the recently formed Australian Spill Control Association (ASCA). This is a professional association for Australia-based practitioners involved in all aspects of oil and HNS spill response.

Following the business part of the meeting members and guests relaxed over drinks and participated in informal discussions covering a wide range of topics including aspects of the DWH spill in the Gulf of Mexico and ISCO’s contributions to the OPRC-HNS Technical Group meetings at IMO in London.  [Thanks to Mary Ann Dalgleish for providing this summary report]

The minutes of the business meeting will be circulated to all members in the near future.