GPA Completes Oil Spill Management Course

Date: 30th October 2015 GPA Completes Oil Spill Management Course

Senior staff at the Gibraltar Port Authority have completed an advanced course on oil spill management.

The four day course was delivered by Oil Spill Response Limited’s Principal Trainer Chris Miles. The International Maritime Organisation accredited course, held for the first time in Gibraltar, covered all aspects of a response to a major oil spillage including contingency planning, equipment, training, logistics and environmental considerations.

Minister for the Port, the Honourable Paul Balban stated: “Once again, this demonstrates the Government and GPA’s firm commitment to individual and team training to ensure we are best placed to deal with maritime related incidents in our busy port and waters.”

Photograph: From left to right: Chris Miles (OSRL), Commodore Bob Sanguinetti (CEO and Captain of the Port), John Ghio (Senior Port Officer) and Victor Calderon (Bunkering Superintendent)