ISCO participates in Conference Oil Spill in Operations Maritime and Port Terminals – Legal & Insurance Implications, in Tampico, Mexico

On Tuesday 25th June, a Conference on the subject of Oil Spills in Operations – Maritime and Port Terminals: Legal & Insurance Implications was held for the second consecutive year (ISCO Newsletter N°898 – June 2023) at the Club de Industriales in the city of Tampico, Mexico, on the topic of Oil Spills in Operations – Maritime and Port Terminals: Legal & Insurance Implications.

The conference the Operational Aspects was developed by the ISCO Representative for Latin America (Spanish speaking), Carlos Sagrera, and the Legal and Insurance issues by the specialist Dr. Juan Carlos Rivera, with the following thematic content: Introduction and Presentation (CEO Marterra Group Francisco López Lerma); Recent Spills in Port Terminals (Peru Case – January 2022 and Singapore Case – June 2024); Spill Risks in Mexican Maritime and Port Areas (Recent Case Studies in Mexico & Tamaulipas; The Solution to the Spill Problem (Prevention – NCP & Response – OSROs); International Legal Framework (IMO Environmental Conventions); Legal Implications in Mexico (Environmental Liability Law); Activation of Marine Insurance & Environmental Clauses; Costs of Spills; Stakeholder Awareness).

ISCO Presentation – Oil Spill Control Operations
Intervention Maritime Authority – Navy Region I Vice-Admiral Carlos LEglise

Members of the Port and Maritime Community of the State of Tamaulipas (ports of Altamira and Tampico) participated: Asipona Altamira (, Asipona Tampico (, Capitanía Puerto Altamira (C/N José Díaz), IPM (, Altamaritima (, AMANAC (Armando Reyna –, Naviera Bourbon Tamaulipas (Capts. Hugo Hernández & Alfredo Rodríguez Aburto –, Compañía Petrolera de Altamira, Mexplus Puertos, among other local stakeholders.

Intervention Participants – Naviera Bourbon Tamaulipas
Legal Aspects and Maritime Insurance Presentation – Juan Carlos Rivera

Finally, it should be noted the presence of the National Authorities responsible for the Mexican National Contingency Plan (ISCO Newsletter N° 930 – March 2024 - pdf): Vice-Admiral Carlos L’Eglise (Commander of Naval Region I) and Vice-Admiral Juan Carlos Vera (Chief of Staff RN-1), as well as Senior Staff and Officers of the First Naval Region (C/N Armando Serrano), UNAPROP 12 (C/N Miguel Nava Álvarez) and especially the members of PROMAM (T/N Chemical Engineer Teresa Guadarrama and her team as well the new Responsible T/N Biologist Melanie López Coble –

The event was organised by the company Marterra Group (, ISCO Corporate Member.

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