Is it realistic to expect you’ll meet all stakeholder needs during a response? It is a question all incident commanders from any segment of the oil spill response community should ask themselves. Lt. Cmdr. Danielle Shupe, an instructor at the Coast Guard’s Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia, had the opportunity to answer that question from a Coast Guard perspective during last week’s International Oil Spill Conference in Long Beach, California. We continue our IOSC series with a condensed version of Shupe’s remarks on the subject. These remarks are not ‘as delivered’ but provide a condensed version in the ‘panel-conversational’ style.
To kick off our IOSC recap series, first up is a presentation by Lt. Cmdr. Stacey Crecy on changes to laws and policies governing oil spill preparedness and the pre-spill planning process.
Recently Coast Guard port state control officers performed an examination on board a Liquefied Natural Gas carrier. While onboard the inspectors discovered a significant and potentially dangerous modification within a gas valve unit (GVU) room.
The Port and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) brought together military, government and industry officials to identify risks in the waterways around the world’s largest naval complex.
This blog post provides comments made by Ms. Dana Tulis, director of incident management and preparedness policy, during the opening plenary Q&A session at this year’s International Oils Spill Convention in Long Beach, California.