Pre Conference Workshops

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

0800 - 1300

Parallel Workshops

Theme: SCAT (Shoreline Cleaning Assessment Technique) & Aerial Surveillance

Mohamed Samy Elmahy

Mohamed Samy Elmahy

Senior Spill Response Specialist/Trainer

Oil Spill Response Ltd

Mohamed have a B.Sc. in Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture and a recent NEBOSH qualification. Mohamed has more than 17 years’ experience in the oil spill response & crisis management field, currently working as Senior Response Specialist/ Trainer in OSRL- Bahrain, Mohamed having completed a secondment in training department in OSRL – Southampton as Senior Trainer, Mohamed has also worked on different consultancy projects including contingency plans and capability reviews, Samy having previously held the positions of Base Manger at Petro Environmental Service Company (PESCO), Egypt and similarly at Acting Base Manager at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Mohamed has attended many incidents, including the MT Stolt Valor and Grigoroussa 1 tanker spills. Mohamed has a wealth of experience in training and consultancy work.

Mohamed Darwish Moustafa

Mohamed Darwish Moustafa

Spill Response Specialist

Oil Spill Response Ltd

Mohamed have a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a NEBOSH qualification. Mohamed has more than 17 years experience in the oil spill response & crisis management field having previously held the positions of Base Manager at Petro Environmental Service Company (PESCO), similarly as Base Manager at the International Environmental Marine Services (IEMS) and as Crisis Management Centre Supervisor at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

Mohamed has attended many incidents, including the Grigoroussa-1, Anna-PC tanker spills and a container Ship spill in Port said Egypt. Mohamed has a wealth of experience in training and consultancy work.


  • List the outputs of the SCAT process » Name the principles of SCAT » Identify the phases of the SCAT process

Who Should Attend

  • Planning staff: Environmental and SCAT Team Members, including Oil Spill Response Organisations (OSRO’s), Regulators, Government departments
  • Personnel responsible for shoreline assessments and environmental sensitivity considerations
  • Operational staff responsible for setting shoreline response priorities and tactics
  • Individuals involved with Geographical Information System (GIS) input and SCAT data management who require a better understanding of the SCAT process
  • Operational staff required to conduct aerial surveillance missions and feed information back into the incident management team
  • Operational staff required to interpret and action aerial surveillance data and reports that will impact response decisions
  • Oil Spill Responders, Supervisors and Managers requiring aerial surveillance experience

Focus Topics

  • What is SCAT?
  • 5 Principles of SCAT
  • Key Components of a
  • SCAT Survey/Program/3 Phases of a SCAT
  • Where does it fit in ICS?
  • List surveillance options
  • Explain how to quantify an oil spill
  • List factors affecting movement of oil on water
  • Explain oil spill modelling options

Expected Outcome & Benefits

  • The physical processes and coastal characters of various shorelines
  • Familiarity with the systematic approach of the SCAT program
  • Appreciation of the terms and definitions used throughout the process
  • Conducting field exercises to utilise the documentation in real-time and obtaining physical outputs that underpin learning
  • Assess the location and extent of oiling from the air and quantify the oil observed
  • Data from satellites and modelling outputs, learning how this, along with fates of oil spills at sea, can influence the type and location of aerial surveillance missions
  • Aircraft safety as an important factor whilst carrying out aerial surveillance
  • Importance of communicating findings back to the incident management team


  • Candidates who participate in the 1-day workshop shall be awarded a certificate of participation in SCAT (Shoreline Cleaning Assessment Technique) & Ariel Surveillance from RECSO EnviroSpill 2019

Theme: ICS (Incident Command System) & Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA)

Brian Gove

Brian Gove

Middle East Regional Manager

Oil Spill Response Ltd

Brian Gove graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor Science Degree in Marine Transportation and a US Coast Guard license as Third Mate Oceans Unlimited. Brian Gove sailed in the US Merchant Marine on tankers and cargo ships for 2 years and later served 20+ years in US Coast Guard in various capacities including Federal On Scene Coordinator (FOSC) Representative for numerous oil spill responses and vessel groundings/salvage operations. In addition, Brian’s work experience includes working as the Fleet Superintendent for Carnival Cruise Line out of Miami, Florida, USA. Brian served in the Operations Department as a Duty Manager/Technical Advisor and the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Department as an HSEQ Advisor for Clean Caribbean & Americas and Oil Spill Response Limited based out of Fort Lauderdale Florida USA since July 2012.

Aaron Montgomery

Aaron Montgomery

Development and Assurance Lead

Oil Spill Response Ltd

Aaron joined OSRL after several years as a Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy. Since joining OSRL Aaron has attended numerous major oil spills in Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East taking on both supervisory and technical advisor roles. Having completed a secondment in the position of Africa Regional Representative Aaron joined the training team working as both Senior and Principal Trainer. In these roles Aaron delivered on the full spectrum of IMO, BEIS and ICS courses. Aaron has also worked on consultancy projects providing advice and support to the South African and Falkland Island Governments on their National Oil Spill Contingency Plans (NOSCP).

Aaron now works as the technical lead on development and assurance of OSRL’s competency, project management, and resilience programmes.

Aaron also holds a Master’s degree in Maritime Law specializing in oil pollution and salvage.


  • ICS workshop:
  • To fully understand the key points of the ICS planning process
  • To validate the meetings required during the planning process
  • To complete relevant ICS forms as part of the planning process in formulating an IAP
  • SIMA workshop:
  • State the principle of SIMA
  • Recognise why SIMA has been introduced
  • Understand how SIMA is used
  • List SIMA Process Summary

Who Should Attend

  • This workshop is suitable for all personnel that would serve in an incident command post/centre:
  • Command Staff, General Staff, Section chiefs, Task Force Leaders, Strike Team Leaders, Division/Group Supervisors, Branch Directors, Multi-agency coordination, system/emergency operations centre staff.

Focus Topics

  • ICS workshop:
  • ICS overview and applications, features and organisational principles
  • Staff function including positions and responsibilities
  • Planning, facilities and functions including the Incident Action Plan (IAP)
  • The role of Unified Command (UC)
  • Introduction to the ICS planning process
  • Integrated communications
  • Resource management
  • Incident Action Plan (IAP) preparation
  • Transfer of command
  • Termination of command
  • SIMA workshop:
  • Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA) transitioning to Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA)
  • Four step process
  • Facilitates transparency & stakeholder involvement
  • Qualitative process
  • Comparative Matrix
  • Stakeholder involvement

Expected Outcome & Benefits

  • ICS workshop:
  • Most incidents are small in nature and may not need a full ICS implemented to manage the incident itself, but in the event of an escalating or large incident, being familiar with a functioning ICS will support the in-field operations expediently. This course will develop your preparedness in dealing with a large-scale incident as well as your tangible skills to manage an incident effectively and efficiently.
  • Qualitative process - relies heavily on expert opinion/professional judgement
  • Comparative Matrix - flexible although more granularity rarely changes outcome
  • Stakeholder involvement - key to success and acceptance by wider response community


  • Candidates who participate in the 1-day workshop shall be awarded a certificate of participation in ICS (Incident Command System) & Spill Impact Mitigation Assessment (SIMA) from RECSO EnviroSpill 2019

Theme:Intro to IMO Level 3

Raymond Joseph Ramsay

Raymond Joseph Ramsay

Business Development Specialist

ADNOC Logistics and Services

Raymond (Ray) Ramsay is an experienced and qualified specialist in Business Continuity Management (BCM), Oil Spill Response, Incident and Crisis Management, with substantial experience gained from various consultancy projects across the UK, Middle East, Africa and Asia as well as day to day management of an international oil spill response organization. Ray possesses strong theoretical and technical knowledge attained from his 24 years in the military and over 19 years of training and developing response teams at the various levels from the initial responder through to the boardroom.


  • To give an introduction to course contents of the (IMO) Level 3 training
  • To discuss the initial response and actions taken
  • To discuss the complexities of spill response management and planning
  • To discuss the response strategies and their limitations

Who Should Attend

  • Senior managers and administrators
  • Personnel who will be liaising with external entities at corporate level
  • Harbour Masters
  • Port Captains

Focus Topics

  • Oil spill response organisations strategy planning
  • Capability planning
  • Contingency plans
  • Response strategies and their limitations

Expected Outcome & Benefits

  • Understanding of what constitutes an effective oil spill response organization
  • Understanding of response strategies and resource requirements
  • Understand the importance of oil spill contingency planning
  • Understanding of response strategies and their limitations


  • Candidates who participate in the 1-day workshop shall be awarded a certificate of participation in Intro to IMO Level 3 from RECSO EnviroSpill 2019