The first module provides an overview of marine pollution types and covers topics such as the nature of casualties involving ships, pollution risks from vessels in distress, international, regional and local bodies, marine pollution control law, classification societies and salvors.
This module describes air pollution problem, covers overview of regulatory and non regulatory emission control initiatives, MARPOL Annex VI and Revised MARPOL Annex VI, current abatement technology solutions for SOx, NOx and PM and other substances, Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) overview and application, Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP) overview and application.
Third module covers environmental threats from the use of ballast water, anti-fouling systems, chemical pollution, bilge water/waste oil, ship scrapping and recycling.
This module describes and explains the fundamentals of oil pollution, pollution risks in offshore oil and gas operations, SOLAS 1974 as amended and MARPOL 73/78, and other instruments, national legal frameworks, also covers Offshore Pollution Liability Association (OPOL) agreement, Oil Spill response and presents Deepwater Horizon Case Study.
This module explores the pollution preparedness and response, discusses methods of intervention and minimisation of effects, sampling and analysis tools and techniques, shipboard monitoring, contingency planning, port reception facilities (IMO, EU and national level), the human element, accident investigation and surveys.
The final module describes the international instruments, the concept of limitation of liability in shipping, assessment and handling of claims, criminal liability, including prosecution and detention, US approach to liability and compensation and presents synthesis and application of lessons learnt through case studies.
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