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29th May 2020

Locked down, but still responding: Managing a marine oil spill during a pandemic


On Thursday 28th May we were extremely pleased to welcome more than 500 maritime professionals from across the world to our Webinar event "Locked down, but still responding: Managing a marine oil spill during a pandemic". 

Navigate Response Director, Mike Elsom, chaired a panel of industry experts taking a practical look at how an oil spill response could be mobilised in our current world of social distancing, quarantines and travel restrictions.

​​​​​​​Based around imagined major vessel source pollution incidents in Asia and Europe, the webinar explored the challenges and solutions associated with mobilising a response including:

  • Strategies for hitting the ground running: operational challenges presented by COVID-19
  • P&I Clubs and how they can minimise the impacts of lockdown on effective incident management
  • Remote solutions: How evaluations and sharing of expertise can be completed remotely
  • Managing the media: When your incident gives everyone a break from COVID-19 coverage
  • Practical preparedness: Steps that "risk owners" can, and should, be taking now
  • Engaging with local stakeholders: "Showing up" when you can't actually show up

We'd like to thank all of our panelists for their valuable insight throughout the day:

  • Dustin Eno, COO & Crisis Response Manager, Navigate Response
  • Steve Storey, Shipping and Salvage Engagement Manager, Oil Spill Response Ltd.
  • Simon Chapman, Senior Claims Manager, The London P&I Club
  • Richard Johnson, Technical Director, ITOPF

If you missed the event first time round, you can catch up by watching the sessions below! You can also view the slide pack here!

Morning session for Asian and European time zones:


Afternoon session European and American time zones:


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