Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP)

Oro World 13 minutes

Regulation 37 of MARPOL Annex I requires that oil tankers of 150 gross tonnes and above and all ships of 400 gross tonnes and above carry an approved Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP). This must be read and understood by all officers and crew so that any oil spills that do occur have minimal impact on the marine environment.

This course introduces the regulations and requirements for a SOPEP as well as the general layout and gives advice on how to use the information contained within to effectively manage any oil spill incidents.



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Oro World

Oro World is a Maritime Training Consultancy firm, specialising in academic education and training courses with a worldwide audience. With over 20 years in the industry; experience at a host of ranks and for multiple flag states and sailing on container, tanker, passenger, and government vessels, we have seen much of the seagoing industry. Add to that experience ashore in dry-docks, teaching in merchant navy colleges, and working on SMS and procedure updates post-MLC, we are able to bring a wealth of experience to your studies.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 13 minutes
  5. Intended for: All officers and crew on all vessels that require a SOPEP
  6. Reference: Based on parts of MARPOL.