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"Cooperation for the development of competitive, safe and sustainable ports in the Americas"

Marine Salvage, Firefighting, Environmental Response and Casualty Management Workshop

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Monday, June 13, 2016 - Wednesday, June 15, 2016
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Location
Hyatt House Miami Airport Hotel


 

The Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS) in partnership with the American Salvage Association (ASA) will be holding a workshop with senior Port Authority officials from the 34 member countries, ASA members, and CIP staff. Experts from the salvage, wreck removal, marine firefighting and environmental response communities will present best practices, case studies and lessons learned over a three day event. Effective casualty management will be highlighted, including from government and port authority perspectives. Legal issues will also be discussed such as salvage law, wreck removal issues, and the impact of various international conventions. Attendees will be invited to participate on panel sessions to share their own experiences. The workshop is expected to be fantastic opportunity for networking and information sharing and the ASA and CIP are pleased to sponsor this inaugural partnership event.

Draft Agenda

 

Day 1 –Monday, June 13, 2016

 

0830-0900           Registration

 

0900-0930           Introductions and Welcoming Remarks

  • Jorge Duran, Chief of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports
  • Todd Schauer, President, American Salvage Association

 

0930-0945           The US Response Model

  • Admiral Scott A. Buschman, United States Coast Guard

 

0945-1030           Salvage vs. Wreck Removal:  An overview with case studies

  • Todd Schauer, Director of Operations, Resolve Marine Group

 

1030-1045           Break

 

1045-1115           Disaster Management

  • Pablo Gonzalez, Chief of Risk Management and Climate Change, Dept. of Sustainable Development, Organization of American States

 

 

1115-1145           Business of Salvage:  Who are the players?  How are services engaged?

  • Mauricio Garrido, President, T&T Salvage

 

1145-1230           Marine Casualties:  Initial Response and Initial Assessment

  • Paul Smith, OceanSmith Services, LLC

 

1230-1400           Lunch

 

1400-1515           US Response Model Part 1:  Incident Command System (ICS) Overview

  • Jim Elliott, Vice President, T&T Salvage

 

1515-1530           Break

 

1530-1700           Salvage Panel:  Case Studies and Lessons Learned

  • Bas Coppes, Koole-Mammoet Salvage
  • Mateus Araujo, President of SINDNAVAL-Amazon
  • Pedro Pablo Zepeda, Director General of Merchant Marine, Mexico

 

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 14, 2016

 

0900-0945           When a Maritime Disaster Strikes…

Port Resiliency Considerations:  Readiness for Recovery, Restoration and Continuity

  • Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix Inc.
  • Mike Edgerton, Vice President, HudsonAnalytix Inc.

 

0945-1045           Marine Casualty Response: Sinkings, Capsizings and Strandings

  • Paul Smith, OceanSmith Services, LLC

 

1045-1100           Break

 

1100-1200           Wreck Removal Issues: Legal Issues, Funding, Limits of Liability, Conventions

 

1200-1330           Lunch

 

  • Tools of Salvage Overview: Emergency Lightering, Heavy Lift and Rigging

and Diving Equipment

  • Bill Hazel, Director of Marine Services, Marine Pollution Control
  • David DeVilbiss, Vice President, Global Diving and Salvage

 

1445-1530           US Response Model Part 2:  Salvage Plan Development

  • Jim Elliott, Vice President, T&T Salvage

 

1530-1545           Break

 

1545-1630           Marine Firefighting

  • Todd Schauer, Director of Operations, Resolve Marine Group

 

 

1630-1715           Wreck Removal Panel:  Case studies and lessons learned

  • Guest Speaker – Captain Cristian E. Galvez, Chilean Navy
  • Ocean Breeze – Mauricio Garrido, President, T&T Salvage
  • Amadeo – Todd Schauer, Director of Operations, Resolve Salvage

 

 

Day 3 – Wednesday, June 15, 2016

 

0900-1000           Salvage Operations in Panama

  • Octavio Stagg, Panama Canal Authority

 

1000-1100           Salvage Operations in Mexico

 

1100-1115           Break

 

1115-1230           Sub-Sea Threats and Response Operations

  • Remediation of Legacy Underwater Threats (RULET)
  • Caribbean Region Risk Assessment (CRISK)
  • Submerged Oil Detection and Recovery
  • Jim Elliott, Vice President, T&T Salvage
  • David DeVilbiss, Vice President, Global Diving and Salvage

 

1230-1400           Lunch

 

1400-1600           Marine Casualty Exercise with Participants in Incident Command Roles

  • Scenario Brief and Assignments
  • Mock Press Briefing
  • Hotwash and Lessons Learned
  • All workshop attendees in group sessions

 

1600-1615           Closing Remarks

  • Jorge Duran, Chief of the Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee on Ports
  • Todd Schauer, President, American Salvage Association