We were pleased to be invited by the Indian Director General (DG) of Shipping and the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) to deliver a series of presentations as part of a workshop organised on behalf of the Ministry of Ports , Shipping and Waterways (India) in January.
ITOPF has published its Oil Tanker Spill Statistics for the year 2023 and it shows 10 oil spills of more than 7 tonnes occurred in the year. These statistics bring the decade average to 6.8, which is a dramatic reduction from the numbers reported in earlier decades and in line with the average for the 2010s.
ITOPF spent time in Yeosu, South Korea for a joint training workshop with Korea Coast Guard (KCG) covering oil spill preparedness and response, followed by an international cooperation conference in marine pollution incident response.
ITOPF visited colleagues at West P&I club for a table-top exercise in pollution response.
ITOPF spent time in India with the INDIAN COAST GUARD as part of the ninth annual National Response Exercise – NATPOLREX IX.
ITOPF attended an Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan (The ASEAN Secretariat ROSCP) workshop in Klang, Malaysia.