Conducted in late May/early June 2015, Exercise Westwind was the annual exercise of the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies for 2015. Staged in two phases, Exercise Westwind incorporated strategic and operational components and focused on a simulated spill event off the north-west coast of Australia.
Critical to Australia’s preparedness for a marine spill incident, AMOSC were the lead facilitator in the development and coordination of the operational exercise; Australia’s first ever industry lead Tier 3 exercise involving an offshore spill scenario. The deployment phase of the exercise combined operational strategy development through the IMT in Perth with tactical operations in Exmouth, WA.
The exercise involved petroleum industry personnel, multi-level government organisations and agencies from across Australia.
For a list of the companies who participated in Exercise Westwind, Click here.
For a list of the companies who financially contributed to the Aerial Response activity at Exercise Westwind, Click here.
For a list of the SFRT companies who financially contributed to the source control activity at Exercise Westwind, Click here
AMOSC is delighted to announce that we are now offering revalidation courses in:
Revalidation Course in Oil Spill Response Management (IMO II)
Revalidation Course in Oil Spill Response Command and Control (IMO III)
Conducted in a competency-based learning environment, the two day revalidation courses are designed to refresh the essential skills and knowledge for personnel who have previously completed AMOSC's IMO II and III courses.
Successful completion ensures the currency and validity of oil spill response management and command skills. This is in accordance with AMOSC's International Maritime Organisation (IMO) accreditation framework and extends original certification by a further 3 years.
For further course information, visit our training page.
AMOSC is pleased to announce that all of the 2016 courses are now available for booking through our training website. This includes our internationally accredited courses - Course in Oil Spill Response Operations (IMO I), Course in Oil Spill Response Management (IMO II), Course in Oil Spill Response Command & Control (IMO III) and our additional qualification course - Aerial Observation. AMOSC's full suite of courses will be delivered at both the Geelong and Fremantle training centres.
The IMO I course is now being offered in three sections: Offshore, nearshore, shoreline response modules available in two training sessions.
Course enrolment will not be permitted unless credit card payment (VISA, Mastercard or AMEX) is made at the time of booking. Bulk bookings of 4 or more people on any one course can be made by contacting AMOSC directly, all other bookings will need to be made through the online booking system.
AMOSC now has available for member viewing a bi-monthly newsletter. Click here
The SFRT toolkit is stored at the Oceaneering yard at Jandakot WA. AMOSC has been involved in the sourcing and procurement of the third global subsea dispersant and debris clearance toolkit which is destined for Australian Industry use. The toolkit is based in Perth with a dispersant stockpile to support subsea injection of dispersant. There are currently 13 foundation members of this toolkit based in Australia. AMOSC owns this equipment on behalf of the 13 members with Oceaneering Australia storing and maintaining this equipment. For more information, please refer to the brochure.