ISCO-OceanPact Brazil International Seminar – Maritime Pollution and 21st Century Oil Spills – Seminar Program

Date27th October 2023

Lessons Learned for Brazil & Latin America  Preparedness, Response and Crisis Management:

Cases Studies

The Volcano, Tsunami and the Mare Doricum Tanker, Peru 2022 (English Version)
Volcanes, Tsunami, Refinería La Pampilla & Buque Tanque Mare Doricum – Perú 2022 (Spanish Version)
Vulcões, Tsunami, Refinaria La Pampilla e Petroleiro Mare Doricum – Peru 2022 (Portuguese Translation)

LFSO, Covid 19 and Crisis Management & Bulk Carrier Wakashio, Mauritius 2020
El derrame de hidrocarburo del Wakashio:Respondiendo a un derrame de VLSFO, Mauricio 2020 (Spanish Translation)

VLSO, Scuttled Validation, MV Stellar Banner, Brazil 2020


Windsor Florida Hotel 
Rua Ferreira Viana, 81 
Flamengo, RJ 


• Starting from the risk scenarios of Brazil, Mauritius and Peru and their incidents of oil spills allow the  participants to explore the future preparedness needs in response of strategies to changing fuels, cargoes, scuttled vessels, evolving global weather patterns and the demands of crisis communications.  

• Understand the historical model of the existing Contingency Plans in Brazil, Mauritius and Peru and the reasons for organizing the response.

• Understand the causes of these incidents, the main events that triggered them, the participation of the main actors in it.

• Visualize the environmental and socio-economic effects that the spill produced in the affected regions and communities.

• Understand the organization of the ICS developed by the authorities to deal with spills and, in parallel, the activities monitoring scheme established by the authorities of Brazil, Mauritius and Peru.

• Present the response strategies used by participating OSROs in these responses and their effectiveness.

• Visualize the effectiveness of the international support received by Mauritius and Peru, after their request for help from the UN and friendly countries.

• Understand the work of recovery and rehabilitation of wildlife developed by the NGOs in Mauritius and Peru (AIUKA) and in this case that of the Brazilian specialists assigned for such purposes.

• Visualize the lessons learned for Brazil and Latin America from these spills and scuttled strategies, considered the ones with the greatest consequences for the Indian Ocean area and for Latin America in this 21st century due to their environmental and socio-economic effects.

Expected results

With the direct participation of tankers with destination and origin in Brazil, it is expected that the Brazilian and Latin American participants will be able to assimilate the lessons learned in these level of incidents and spills, specially with evolving global weather patterns and demands of crisis communications, and with consequences in marine and coastal impacts, which occurred in the coastal areas of Brazil, Mauritius and the Peru. Likewise, to analyze the effect of not having the National Contingency Plans updated in both cases, which implied delays in the organization and in the notification and assessment stages, with consequences. In the same way, understand the importance of being able to configure the COP (Common Operational Figure), which implies that all the actors get involved and visualize-agree on the scenarios that arise during these spills, in order to facilitate and make decision-making effective.  Analyze the role in the response of the intervening OSROs, local, regional and international, pointing out aspects that can improve their management and lessons learned for Brazil and Latin America.


OceanPact Supervisory and Management Personnel – OceanPact Clients (Management level) –
Federal, Maritime, Port and Environmental Authorities – OceanPact Guests


OceanPact Appointed Member – Erik Fábian Cunha Chief Marketing Officer OceanPact – [email protected]

Adriano Ranieri –  EnvironPact Manager – [email protected]

Matthew Sommerville – ISCO Executive Committee, Hon. FISCO, Ambassador – IMO External Advisor – Spectrum Spill Services Limited – [email protected]

Carlos Sagrera – IMO External Advisor – ISCO Latin America Representative  (Spanish Speaking) – [email protected]

CEDREFanny Chever – Duty Officer Analysis and Resources Department ([email protected]) & Elizabeth Marin ([email protected])

ARPEL – Marcus Vinicius Lisboa – Advisor environmental accidents with oil spills

AIUKA – Valeria Ruoppolo – Director AIUKA


Bernardo Seefelder de Assis  – Gerente  Comercial   OceanPact –  [email protected]

Tel. + 55 (21) 3032-8515 – +55 (21) 98893-8011


Anna  Gomide  –    Gerente de Marketing e Comunicação    –
Tel.: + 55 (21) 3950-7544 – + 55 (21) 98864-3194 
Paulo Tristao da Fonseca – Marketing e Comunicação –
Tel. + 55 (21) 3032 -6700 – + 55 (21) 97585-5668

Seminar Program

Lessons Learned for Brazil & Latin America Preparedness, Response and Crisis Management:

Cases Studies

The Volcano, Tsunami and the Mare Doricum Tanker, Peru 2022
LSFO, Covid 19 and the Bulk Carrier Wakashio, Mauritius 2020
VLSO, Scuttled Validation, MV Stellar Banner, Brazil 2020

08:00 – 08:30Registration of participantsAdministration
ISCO – Secretary
08:30 – 08:45Opening and words of welcomeMatthew Sommerville
ISCO Executive Committee
Flavio P. de Andrade
CEO OceanPact
08:45 – 09:00Presentation of the Seminar
Presentation of the Speakers
Presentation of the Participants
Érik F. Cunha
Carlos Sagrera
Panel I – Case Study Mare Doricum – Peru
09:00 – 09:45Peru Case Study: Mare Doricum Incident and ResponseCarlos Sagrera – ISCO
09:45 – 10:30Peru Case Study: The International Support Fanny Chever & Elizabeth Marin (CEDRE)
10:30 – 11:00Peru Wildlife ResponseValeria Ruoppolo – AIUKA
10:00 -11:15CoffeeAdministration OceanPact
Panel II – Case Study Wakashio – Mauritius
11:15 – 12:00Mauritius Case Study: Wakashio Incident and ResponseMatthew Sommerville – ISCO
12:00 – 12:45Mauritius Case Study: The International SupportFanny Chever & Elizabeth Marin (CEDRE)
12:45 – 14:00LunchAdministration OceanPact
Panel III – Case Study Stellar Banner – Brazil
14:00 – 14:45Spill Control in Brazil: Prevention and Response in the 21st CenturyMarcus Vinicius Lisboa – ARPEL
14:45 – 15:30Brazil Case Study: Steller Banner Incident and ResponseAdriano Ranieri – EnvironPact
15:30 – 16:00Brazil Case Study: The National and International SupportBrazilian Authorities  
(to be confirmed)
16:00 – 16:15CoffeeAdministration OceanPact
Panel IV – Conclusions 
16:15 – 17:45Round Table: Lessons Learned for Brazil and Latin AmericaFlavio P. de Andrade – OceanPact
Matthew Sommerville – ISCO
Adriano Ranieri – EnvironPact
Carlos Sagrera – ISCO
Fanny Chever & Elizabeth Marin (CEDRE)
Marcus Vinicius Lisboa (ARPEL)
Moderator: Erick Cunha (OceanPact)
17:45 – 18:00Delivery of CertificatesFlavio P. de Andrade – CEO OceanPact
Matthew Sommerville – ISCO Executive Committee
Erik F. Cunha – Commercial Director  OceanPact
18:00 – 20:00Seminar Closure Cocktail 
Appointment of Flavio P. de Andrade as
ISCO Ambassador in Brazil
Matthew Sommerville
ISCO Executive Committee
Flavio P. de Andrade – CEO OceanPact

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