Presentation on theme: "Oil Spills: effects and management International Conference on Marine Incidents Management 19-20 October 2006 Bruges Sjon Huisman North Sea Agency The."— Presentation transcript:
Oil Spills: effects and management International Conference on Marine Incidents Management 19-20 October 2006 Bruges Sjon Huisman North Sea Agency The Netherlands
3 Effects Ecological effects: sea life; flora and fauna at the coastline; Mari cultures Economic effects: loss of harvest of Mari cultures; recreation; loss of manpower; general trade (blocking ports) Emotional effects: not yet mentioned in contingency plans. Political effects: e.g. Nunca Mais
4 Effects (2) Boost in developing new equipment Revision of existing plans and scenarios Incentive for improvement of organisations International discussions and meetings on new rules International cooperation (would EMSA exist: ERIKA/PRESTIGE?)
8 Managing Sample analysis Burden of proof with authorities, Obvious perpetrator ? Mixture of oils and residues Mystery slicks, where is the polluter, Investigations Conflict of interest, sampling or no sampling.
10 Managing Mysteries Oil patches covering the beach, over 50 kilometres, No source identified, Seasonal effects, Claim management, FIND THE SOURCE! (more important than anything else; press, politicians)
11 Managing mysteries Sampling/analysis, - poorly refined product bunkers - crude from Ukraine well. Paris MOU PSC search BONN AGREEMENT search - Bulk carrier found with damaged fuel tank, - Reference samples,
12 Managing mysteries Burden of proof, Preparing civil claim and Preparing prosecution. Rumanian company was liable, Captain and company punished - main issue animal welfare No payment received
13 Managing mysteries Similarities and differences: - pollution impact assessment, - response measures, - health and safety aspects for responders - waste treatment, - claim management, - evidence, prosecution, - media attention, - informing political level, - claim management,
14 Management at EU level Guideline on incident management: - liability, - costs management, - claim management, Collective approach of P&I clubs
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