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Dynamic North-East Scotland professional recognised as future leader at global conference

A young north-east professional has been recognised as an Emerging Leader at a global oil spill conference taking place in New Orleans this week. Robbie Smith-Sinclair, 25, Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator with Oldmeldrum-based industrial cleaning specialists Sureclean, is attending this year’s 25th International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC), where he has been selected to take part in the inaugural Emerging Leaders Program. The initiative offers companies the chance to recognise their

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Environmental Response division launched by global industrial cleaning company

Industrial cleaning specialists, Sureclean, has announced the launch of a new sub-brand, Sureresponse, a dedicated environmental response division signalling a renewed commitment to environmental sustainability and waste reduction. Building on a legacy of Seacor through NRC and its oil spill expertise, equipment and experience gained, including a remarkable track record of becoming the second largest commercial oil spill response provider in the world, Sureresponse is well positioned to continue to carry

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ISCO speakers at IOSC

Ed Levine – Member ISCO CouncilTitle: Oil in the Sea IV UpdateDate Tuesday, May 14th – 3.30 PM to 5.00 PM Abstract: ISCO Council member, Ed Levine, will be both Facilitator and presenter on a Special Session at IOSC 2024 discussing the updated Oil in the Sea (OITS) IV report. Ed, a respected Oceanographer with many years of experience as a responder and manager at NOAA. He explains the purpose

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Successful remediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated sites in Ecuador

Addressing environmental liabilities has become a concern in today’s industrial landscape, and Lamor has taken significant steps in this direction through a four-year contract dedicated to remediating sites contaminated with hydrocarbons in Ecuador. Challenge The challenge at hand was the remediation of hydrocarbons-contaminated sites, a task that required a specific plan to achieve the objectives. The soil at these sites exhibited a Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH) concentration between 40.000 to

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Canada’s Largest Spill Response Ship Installs Aqua-Guard’s RBS TRITON 150 OS Oil Skimming System

“We are pleased to announce that we have recently supplied a large, offshore oil skimming system onboard the K.J. Gardner, 74-metre long oil spill response vessel destined to operate off the BC Coast. Working closely with key WCMRC personnel, Aqua-Guard has custom-designed the oil skimming system specifically for the vessel to be ready on standby in the event of an emergency oil spill.” – Aqua-Guard’s Production Manager (Lee Marshall) The

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LAMOR DEVELOPS RECOVERY SYSTEMS FOR LOW AND ULTRA-LOW SULPHUR FUEL OILS INOIL SPILL RESPONSE

Lamor has developed new recovery systems to address the challenges posed by low and ultra-low sulphur marine fuels in oil spill response efforts. With the increased use of these fuels to reduce emissions, Lamor’s innovative solutions offer an effective approach to combating spills and recovering oil. Lamor has developed new recovery systems to address the challenges posed by low and ultralow sulphur marine fuels in oil spill response efforts. With

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MUTUAL SUPPORT AGREEMENT (MSA) BETWEEN OIL SPILL RESPONSE LTD AND OP(FORMERLY OMAN PESCO)

We are celebrating a significant milestone: the signing of the Mutual Support Agreement (MSA) between Oil Spill Response Ltd and OP (formerly OMAN PESCO). This agreement not only benefits our companies and members but also marks another step forward in enhancing Oman’s preparedness and oil spill response capabilities. Ayman M. Naguib writes “I firmly believe that reliable emergency preparedness is achieved through knowledge exchange, open communication, and collaboration among all

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News from Lamor

A major oil spill is threatening the fragile Swedish marine ecosystems in the Karlshamn region due to the grounding of the passenger ferry Marco Polo in Pukaviksbukten on 22.10. While passengers and crew were thankfully unharmed, the ecological impact is substantial, as the ferry has leaked diesel fuel for several kilometers before running aground where it was stuck. Oil spills can have serious impacts on marine life and the natural

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AQUA-GUARD EXHIBITING AT THE XIX SLOM CONFERENCE IN RIO DE JANEIRO

Explore Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc.’s cutting-edge oil spill response solutions at the XIX SLOM Conference & Trade Show in Rio deJaneiro, taking place from September 27th to 29th, 2023, at the Windsor Barra Hotel. http://aquaguard.com XIX SLOM Conference “Terminals with a vision of the Future”. “Sociedad Latinoamericana de Operatores de Terminales MaritimoPetroleros y Monoboyas”. The Society of Petroleum Operators of Marine Terminals and Monobuoys of LatinAmerica.https://www.jornadaoperadores.slom.co/en

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ENSURING ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY – LAMOR’S VITAL ROLE IN OS 35 BULKER SALVAGE

In August 2022, OS 35 bulker hit another vessel and sank off Gibraltar. Its salvage from the seabed was a major undertaking, requiring careful planning to ensure safety and success of the operation. Lamor was contracted for on-site support to ensure that no oil residues from the wreck spread to harm the environment and sea life during the salvage operation. Read more

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BALAENA AWARDED DESIGN/ENGINEERING OF A 60’ OSRV FOR CLEAN GULF ASSOCIATES

Balaena, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Clean Gulf Associates, Inc. to design a 60’ Oil Spill Response Vessel (OSRV).General characteristics of the vessel include 8,000 GPM oil/water intake, over 200 barrels onboard oil storage, 1,200 HP dieseloutboard propulsion, satellite station keeping, and a minimum operating crew of two to three personnel. “We would like to thank the CGA Board, Frank Paskewich, James Hanzalik and the entire CGA team

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HALEN HARDY – “SPILL AND SEDIMENT CONTROL SHOULDN’T BE COMPLICATED”

Keep Silt & Sediment Out of Storm Drains – Water from wet concrete cutting, power washing, landscaping and other outdoor activities sends silt and sediment straight to the nearest storm drain. From there, it can build up and pollute waterways. Capturing sediment on land is faster nd easier than digging it out of drain traps or outflows.Halen Hardy has submitted an informative article that describes Five Construction General Permit (CGP)

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AN ARTICLE FROM MARCUS RUSSELL AT OSRL – NEXT GENERATION FUELS – THE FUTURE OF EMERGENCY RESPONSE

It is abundantly clear that reaching net zero emissions by 2050 is a highly complex challenge that needs global effort and unity. Humanity is facing an uphill battle when it comes to preserving our planet. The consequence of failure is plain to see when we watch the news and see frequent unprecedented weather, recognising that a massive change in attitudes, behaviours, and infrastructure is required. Necessity is the mother of

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OSRL ANNOUNCES EXPANDED BENEFITS AND ACCESS WITH NEW SWIS MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) has announced the signing of a revised agreement for all SWIS members, establishing several new and updated benefits and removing significant financial barriers to accessing the dedicated subsea service. SWIS membership provides its subscribing organisations with the ability to access a full subsea intervention capability, including capping and containment, complementing OSRL’s general Tier 3 response membership.OSRL / Read more

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VIKOMA’S PARAVANE IS A VALUABLE ADDITION TO A RESPONSE PACKAGE FOR DEPLOYING BOOMS OR OUR ADVANCING SKIMMERS SUCH AS FASFLO.

A paravane is often referred to as a water kite. It is attached to the boom and powered by the water to slow and steady the boom replacing a tow boat. The Vikoma paravane is a powerful and versatile tool. In a traditional open water boom deployment it replaces the tow boat, enabling a single vessel to deploy a boom system. Our paravane is a unique modular design offering ultimate

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FROM ISCO CORPORATE MEMBER, PACIFIC TOWING IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA – ‘PNG BETTER PREPARED FOR OIL SPILL DISASTER’

Papua New Guinea is better equipped to respond to a major maritime incident resulting in a significant oil spill following a national oil spill response exercise in Port Moresby’s Fairfax Harbour. PNG’s National Maritime Safety Authority (NMSA) in cooperation with Oil Spill Response Ltd from Singapore led the exercise in November. NMSA Executive Manager Maritime Operations, Captain Krzysztof Orlowski described the hypothetical disaster at the centre of the exercise: “

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HUMPHREY LAU NAMED AS CEO OF DESMI

November – After more than 26 years as DESMI CEO, Henrik Sørensen has made the personal decision to step back and hand over the responsibility for the daily operation and further strategic development of DESMI to Humphrey Lau who will become CEO effective, December 1, 2022. Henrik Sørensen, 65, has been CEO at DESMI since October 1, 1996, and a shareholder since 2003. ”It has been an amazing journey leading

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NEWS FROM WU YUE, ISCO AMBASSADOR IN CHINA

ISCO congratulates Wu Yue on the award of a major training contract from BP and on your training centre (SIOTEC) winning the World Safety and Health of Asia award. We are also glad to hear about the ongoing co-operation with ISCO’s Canadian member Aqua-Guard in the provision of oil spill training courses in China. This kind of international co-operation between ISCO members is a positive contribution towards fulfilling the organisation’s

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OSRL and CEDRE Commit to renew Letter of Understanding

June 22 – Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) and France’s Centre for Documentation, Research and Experimentation on Accidental Water Pollution (CEDRE) have today committed to renewing their ‘Letter of Understanding’ (LOU) to strengthen bilateral collaboration at Interspill 2022. Future collaboration will include increasing knowledge sharing across a broad range of areas related to spill preparedness and response. A formal meeting to discuss the collaboration will take place at OSRL’s Southampton

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