MARCH 21 2018 : Forthcoming Regional Workshop&Oil Spill Exercise

As previously announced,a Regional Workshop on “Building an Effective National and Regional Preparedness and Response Capacity” in conjunction with an Oil Spill Response Exercise Code Named “Golden Horn-Istanbul” will be organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport Maritime Affairs and Communication and Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Republic of Turkey and in cooperation with Turkish Petroleum (TP) and MEKE Marine; MOIG members; from 06 to O8 November 2018 in Elite World Hotel Istanbul-Taksim in Istanbul-Turkey.

The event will open on Tuesday, 06th November 2018 at 08:00 hours and is expected to close on Thursday, 08th November 2018 at 13:00 hours.

The main objective of this Workshop are to reinforce and develop Sub-Regional contingency plans, to enhance National and Regional coordination capacity, to share information, lessons learned and best practices of the previous exercises as well as to stay abreast of the newest technologies and benefit from Responders and Manufacturers technical expertise.

The first two days workshop programme will include, a priori, technical oral presentations and panel session hinged around the six following topics:

1.    T1: Contingency Planning & Regulatory and Legal Requirements

2.    T2 : National and International Response Management Level

3.    T3 : Oil Spill Response New Technology

4.    T4 : Oil Spill Response Services

5.    T5 : Oil Spill Response Equipment Industry

6.    T6 : National and Regional Oil Spill Exercises

The third day event will be dedicated to Oil Spill Response Exercise code-named “Golden Horn-Istanbul” that will be conducted by MEKE Marine. The exercise will comprise a water deployment of marine response equipments including containment booms, skimmers, storage tankers using vessels and boats, according to oil spill scenario that shall be communicated later.

This event will host representatives from Government, Oil and Gas Industry, Responders, Manufacturers, National and International Organizations, Shipping Companies, Academics, CEOs, Directors, Managers, experts, consultants and Engineers and will be a good opportunity to exchange ideas to improve knowledge and skills on Oil Spill Prevention, Preparedness and Response as well as to network and develop new contacts.

The working languages of the event will be English and Turkish. Turkey-English translation will be available.

In order to enable MOIG to have all logistic arrangements made on time, it would be appreciated if you could upload the Registration Form on the following link: completed and returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at your earliest convenience but not later 12th of 0ctober 2018.

We would like to bring to your kind attention that participation in this event could not be guaranteed for nominations received after the abovementioned deadline. Whilst looking forward to your very early response but in any case prior to the above mentioned nominations deadline, please do not hesitate to contact MOIG Secretariat should you require any further information and assistance.

For hotels booking, please contact Ms. Sena Elik by Email from Elite World Istanbul Hotel (05 Stars) and Elite World Prestige Hotel (04 Stars) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., both hotels are next to each other.