Interspill Inform: Shipping & Salvage Webinar Series

We are running a series of Interspill Inform webinars to support the Sector Themed Days.

More details on the Sector Themed Days at Interspill are available at:

We are pleased to announce the dates of the Interspill Inform Shipping and Salvage Webinar series:
Casualty Management at 1400hrs (BST) 24 May
Container losses – stemming the increase in losses at 1400hrs (BST) 6 June
Alternative Fuels – hazards and management of them at 1400 (BST) 15 June


Casualty Management at 1400hrs (BST) 24 May

This webinar, the first in our Shipping and Salvage Series of Interspill Inform webinars will look at what happens when a vessel gets into difficulty and follow the casualty management process, discussing the relevant law and using some past incidents, like the cruise ship Costa Concordia and the container vessel MV Rena to provide insight.

Sam Kendall-Marsden of the Standard Club is very experienced in this field and is Director of Claims at Standard Club.

The second part of the webinar will be led by Jan De Boer, a Senior Legal Officer at IMO. He will discuss how the various legal principles work to try to ensure prompt and effective removal of hazardous wrecks and lost cargo in the EEZ. How this can be applied worldwide and how oil and pollution risks are covered. He will also talk about the Nairobi convention and focus on places of refuge.

This should be a fascinating webinar as we look into the work of casualty management.

As the loss of the MV Wakashio and MV X-Press Pearl are recent incidents neither speaker may talk about them as they are subject to ongoing insurance and legal claims.

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Container losses – stemming the increase in losses at 1400hrs (BST) 6 June

The average loss of containers from vessels is 1200 or so each year. In 2020 there were over 3000 containers lost and the rate of losses so far in 2022 is indicating similar for this year.

Why is this happening, how can the rate of increase be stemmed, what is the industry doing to stop this and what happened to the lost containers?

This webinar shed some light on all of these points.

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Alternative Fuels – hazards and management of them at 1400 (BST) 15 June

The drive to reduce harmful emissions from the burning of hydrocarbon fuels has seen Heavy Fuel Oil virtually banned and replaced with light fuels like Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil which has brought its own challenges but presents less harm to the environment.

Shipping produces 940 million tonnes of CO2 annually which is 2,5% of the world’s emissions. The International Maritime Organization has set a target to cut these emissions by 50% by 2050.

So the rush to decarbonise shipping to reduce Green House Gasses is on!

It is interesting to observe vessels being ordered as this gives an indication of the direction of travel that shipowners are taking. Bi-fuel vessels e.g. LNG/Methanol, Hydrogen/HVO.

This webinar introduces the scale of the problem, why the industry must decarbonise, how it might be done, and what problems these fuel pose to users and, importantly, spill responders.

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Shipping and Salvage Day at Interspill – 22 June

The outcome of these webinars will be discussed face-to-face at Interspill 2022 on 22 June with the outline programme as follows:

0900 – 0940        Sector Mentor: Karen Purnell – previously Managing Director ITOPF will set out the challenges the shipping and salvage industry faces and what the pollution and incident response industry must do to help manage future incidents.
0940 – 1000       Questions and short discussion
1000 – 1030       Industry response 1 – Casualty Management
1030 – 1100       Refreshment break
1100 – 1130       Industry response 2 – Container Losses
1130 – 1200        Industry response 3 – Emerging fuels, their risk and management
1200 – 1230        Industry response 4 – TBC
1230 – 1330       Lunch
1330 – 1500       Open forum to deliver an Action Plan for industry, governments and regulators!
1500 – 1530        Closing comments

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