MARCH MEMBER NEWS UPDATES

THE WINNERS OF THIS YEARS OAMPS SPONSORED AWARDS WERE ANNOUNCED AT THE ANNUAL DINNER

The Annual Members Meeting, Dinner and Awards, sponsored by OAMPS Hazardous Industries, was attended by close to 50 members and guests at the Watermen’s Hall in the City of London on 26 February.
The 2019 Annual Awards went to Jamie Campbell, of Briggs Marine for Individual Responder, Oracle Environmental Experts for Corporate Responder, Lamor for Manufacturer, and Ecologia Environmental for Innovation.

The Board also conferred Honorary membership on two former Chairmen, Stewart Ower and Richard Proctor, and also Seamus Connolly of Fastank.

• UKSPILL ANNUAL MEETING
The Annual Meeting confirmed the recent Board appointments, and co chair, Mark Orr set out plans for a 2 day Conference over 25-26 June to reinforce the developments with ISAS and creation of a Best Practice Guide for the industry.

• SAVE THE DATE – 25-26 JUNE FOR UKSPILL19 CONFERENCE
The plan is for this new event to be held at the Fire Service College, to launch the new Strategy and a Best Practice Guide for the Spill Industry. The event will be open to both members and the public, a draft programme will be launched to members shortly. Contact info@ukspill.org for more information.

• EMSA TENDER
EMSA/OP/5/2019
Title Conduction of a European-Wide “Stress Test” of the Regional Capacities and Mechanisms to Respond to a Major Oil Spill
Description The objective of the contract resulting from this procedure is the development of a methodology and of a software tool to carry out a European wide “stress test” of the regional capacities and mechanisms in the field of response to oil spills caused by ships or by offshore installations. A “stress test” is defined as a series of table-top exercises incorporating all response resources and response techniques available to Member States and EMSA to respond to a major oil spill in any of the regional sea basins within European waters.
https://etendering.ted.europa.eu/cft/cft-display.html?cftId=4488


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