As a part of International Environmental Marine and Services (IEMS UK) visit to Tunisia, several meetings were performed between the MOIG Director, Captain Richard Byrbnes, Chief Executive Officer, Mr George Weir, People Development Manager, Captain Ashraf Khela, Regional Training Manager and MOIG members (ETAP, Dragon Oil, Shell Upstream Tunisia, APO, TPS, PA RESOURCES, MARETAP, ECUMED, NUMHYD, ENI Tunisia, STIR, Medco Energi and SNPD).
IEMS provided technical support to Tunisian members through the MOIG in Tier 1 and Tier 2 Oil Spill Response exercises over the last years, the CEO of IEMS was formerly the Chairman of MOIG where he representated a regional oil state company.
During the meetings IEMS-UK representatives re-affirmed the company’s commitment towards the support of local and national capacity building in regards to oil spill preparedness and response. IEMS-UK has a vast array of oil and gas, maritime and training experts, the company provides consultancy and training as highlighting on the companies Website: http://www.iems-uk.com and in the IEMS-UK 2017 Training Directory : www.iems-uk.com/site/web/downloads/training/iems_2017_training_directory.pdf
We would like to thank the MOIG for the cooperation and support during the visit, we at IEMS firmly believe that Tunisia is ideally located to service the environmental protection needs beyond its own coastline and neighboring countries in the Mediterranean region. George Weir - IEMS UK Training and Development Manager.
During the visit MOIG was able to further promote the forthcoming Regional Workshop and Skhira Oil Spill Response Exercise scheduled to be held in Sfax city and TRAPSA Terminal in the first half of October 2017.