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New ITOPF Handbook published

ITOPF has just published its annual Handbook for 2019/20. This contains a wealth of valuable information and guidance for those likely to be involved in spills of oil, chemicals or other substances from ships.

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ITOPF R&D Award 2019 to fund study into low sulphur fuel oils

We are pleased to announce that the beneficiary of the 8th annual ITOPF R&D Award is the Norwegian research organisation, SINTEF, for a project on the characterisation of low sulphur fuel oils (LSFO).

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ITOPF attends launch meeting of WestMOPoCo

Annabelle Nicolas-Kopec and Franck Laruelle attended the launch meeting in Paris of WestMOPoCo (Western Mediterranean Region Marine Oil & HNS Pollution Cooperation Project)

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New staff

ITOPF welcomed two new Technical Advisers to the team this week, Lauren Fear and Dr Angela Pinzón-Espinosa.

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Regional Maritime Safety Conference, India

Richard Johnson attended the two-day Regional Maritime Safety Conference in Mumbai from 17-18 February.

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Vacancies at ITOPF - POSITIONS CLOSED

We currently have vacancies for a Technical Adviser and Technical Support Adviser

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New Technical Services Brochure available

ITOPF has just published a new version of its Technical Services Brochure. This provides an introduction to ITOPF and the services we provide.

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2018 Tanker Oil Spill Statistics: Number of spills remains low

For close to five decades, the frequency of oil spills from tankers has shown a progressive downward trend.

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ITOPF wins Lloyd’s List Global Award

ITOPF was the winner in the category for best Environmental Programme at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards event last night.

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Alex Hunt gives keynote talk at PAJ workshop

ITOPF participated in the annual Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) Oil Spill Response Workshop in Tokyo.

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ITOPF receives special certificate for its contribution to the work of IMO

ITOPF is delighted to have been awarded a certificate of special recognition for its work supporting the objectives of IMO.

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Joint training workshop with Korea Coast Guard

ITOPF was invited to participate in a joint training workshop with Korea Coast Guard at their training academy in Yeosu.

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Liability and compensation workshop, Jamaica

ITOPF was invited to participate in a three day workshop in collaboration with the IOPC Funds in Kingston, Jamaica

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Karen Purnell gives keynote speech at Shiptech Middle East 2018

Karen Purnell was invited to give the closing keynote speech at ShipTech Middle East, part of the Middle East Shipping Forum

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ITOPF sponsored environmental award goes to Teekay with Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

The winner of this year's Tanker Shipping & Trade Environmental Award sponsored by ITOPF was Teekay with Wärtsilä Marine Solutions for its E-Shuttle tanker concept.

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Asian Maritime Law and Insurance Conference

On 24th and 25th October ITOPF participated in the Asian Maritime Law and Insurance Conference, which was held in Singapore.

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ITOPF attends the CLEAN GULF conference

Nicola Beer delivered a paper at the annual Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans, 13th -15th November 2018

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Dr Karen Purnell is ‘Lady Sponsor’ of Sovcomflot’s new LNG powered tanker

The 3rd vessel in Sovcomflot’s (SCF) series of the world’s first LNG powered Aframax tankers was named at a ceremony held in Mokpo, S. Korea on 20th November

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ITOPF supports events in Brazil

Miguel Patel and Duarte Soares spent a fortnight in Brazil in October supporting events organised by the Norwegian Oil Spill Control Association (NOSCA) and the Brazilian government.

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ITOPF attends a regional workshop in Turkey

Nicky Cariglia presented an international perspective on incident management systems at a 3-day workshop in Turkey

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