EPE launches EMSA’s project for the provision of training services to national authorities

In the context of Black and Caspian Sea Project, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) awarded Environmental Protection Engineering (EPE) for the provision of Oil pollution, Preparedness, Response and Cooperation (OPRC) training to European Neighbouring Partner (ENP) countries’ OPRC national staff centres.

The project started with the delivery of OPRC Level 1 – First Responders and OPRC Level 2 – Supervisors/On-scene commanders training courses to Georgia’s National Oil Spill Response Mechanism members. Representatives from the National Authority, National oil spill response teams and Harbour Masters of the Georgian Ports had the opportunity to familiarise with the oil spill response techniques and comprehend the principles of the incident command system, the legal and compensation regimes and the contingency planning process. All main aspects of operational preparedness and emergency management procedures have been tested and evaluated by EPE’s highly qualified and experienced instructors through theoretical and practical exercises in order to identify areas for further enhancement and development.

OPRC accredited training courses are equivalent to IMO Model Courses and internationally recognised in the oil spill protection, preparedness and response field. Such initiatives aim to assist National Authorities to reinforce their knowledge base, strengthen their response capacity and comply with marine environment protection standards.

EPE, with more than 40 years of experience in the maritime industry and having successfully responded to more than two thousand pollution incidents, provides contingency and preparedness services to all types of onshore and offshore facilities and sustainable solutions for any facility, vessel, and operation, always in full accordance with all relevant legislation and industry standards.

Since 1977 EPE has been expanding its services according to the needs of the industry. The driving force behind EPE has always been the perceptiveness and vision of its team of experts, who has constantly been developing tailored solutions addressing to environmental protection. EPE values its customers and their professionalism and commits to achieve excellence in all offered services, regardless of size and revenue.