Agenda

Day 1 – Tuesday, 22 October 2019

0800
Main Conference Registration & Morning Coffee

0900
Opening Address by Guest of Honour

Niam Chiang Meng, Chairman, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

0910
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Pollution Prevention by Eliminating Human Error

Jonathan Evans, Managing Director, International Marine Transportation Singapore, Fuels and Lubricants, ExxonMobil

0930
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Forging New Pathways for Sustainable Shipping – Cultivating a Mindset of Shared Responsibilities in Spill Prevention

Ray McNamara, Vice President, Head of Shipmanagement and Technical, Teekay Tankers

0950
Opening of Exhibition and Morning Networking Break

1020
Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Capt. Hari Subramaniam, Head of Loss Prevention, The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg), Singapore


SMART PORTS, DIGITALISATION AND POLLUTION PREVENTION


1030
Terminals and Storage Perspective – Prevention is Better than Cure

  • Sustainability and corporate purpose
  • Heightened monitoring and reporting as key drivers for sustained improvements
  • Vopak Innovation Lighthouses – Advanced techniques for pollution prevention

Bernard Ong, Director of Operations, Vopak Terminals, Singapore

1100
INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION:
Digital Applications for Prevention, Preparedness, Mitigation and Monitoring

  • Changing nature of oil and chemical shipping and mitigating emerging spill risks
  • The role of latest technologies in managing oil and chemical spill
  • The panel’s opinions on verifying oil spill response technologies options and plans
  • Identifying technology priority

Moderator:
Sanjeev Namath, Chief Business Officer, Alpha Ori Technologies, Singapore

Panelists:
Lau Siau Li, Duty Manager, Senior Specialist, Oil Spill Response Limited, Singapore
Denzal John Hargreaves, Deputy Regional Manager, Regional Production & QHSE Manager, Regional Chief Surveyor, Maritime – Region Southeast Asia, Pacific & India, DNV GL, Singapore
Bernard Ong, Director of Operations, Vopak Terminals, Singapore

1145
PANEL DISCUSSION:
Advances in Remote Sensing UAVs and AUVs for Monitoring and Responding to Oil Spills

  • Review of available remote sensors for oil spill surveillance and their market development
  • The state-of-the-art of oil detection underwater and aerial technologies
  • Advantages of these technologies – quality of the acquired data, maneuverability and operational costs
  • Concept of operations and potential scenarios

Moderator:
Dave Rouse, Response Manager, Oil Spill Response Limited, Singapore

Panelists:
Adrian Tan, Spill Response Specialist, APAC Aviation Liaison, Oil Spill Response Limited, Singapore
Steve Brown, Managing Director, RemSense, Australia
Ir. Wijnand A.J. Moonen, Vice President, Business Development, SEA, Sky Futures, Malaysia

1230
Networking Lunch

1330
Case Study on How Technology is Helping Response to Chemical Spills at Sea and Protection of Responders

  • Use of flying drones to detect, identify, and sample chemicals
  • Technologies onboard ship aiming at responding in safe conditions
  • Remote sensing technologies and search for floating/sunken objects
  • Examples of ships from various countries

Anne Le Roux, Emergency Response Coordinator, CEDRE, France

1400
Potential Value Creation by Digitalisation of Ship’s Operational Data – in the Case of Chemical Tankers

Joint presentation:
Sanjeev Namath, Chief Business Officer, Alpha Ori Technologies, Singapore
Thomas Varghese, Operations Head – Chemical Tanker, Synergy Marine Group, Singapore


OIL & CHEMICAL CARGOES


1430
Operational Guidance on How to Improve Preparedness and Response to HNS Spills

  • International technical co-operation in respect of preparedness and response to pollution incidents between France and Canada as highlighted in the Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to Pollution incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances (HNS), 2000.
  • The purpose and the function of the Operational Guide on Accidental Water Pollution by Hazardous and Noxious Substances
  • Information about the preparatory phase of an incident, the operational response phase and the post-incident phase and all of the important procedures connected with each phase
  • Description of various practical sheets containing useful and technical information for easy access in case of a chemical spill.

Josée Lamoureux, Senior Advisor, Environmental Response, Transport Canada – Marine Safety, Canada

1500
Oil Spill Risk Level in Northwest Pacific and NOWPAP MERRAC’s Regional Cooperation on Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response

  • Analysing the oil and HNS spill accidents occurred in the NOWPAP region
  • Understanding NOWPAP Regional Oil and HNS Spill Contingency Plan
  • Exploring regional cooperative activities of MERRAC on marine pollution preparedness and response

Dr. Kang Seong-Gil, Director, Marine Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Activity Centre (MERRAC), Korea

1530
Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break

1600
Supporting Oil Spill Preparedness in Southeast Asia

  • Recap – Global Initiative and the Global Initiative for Southeast Asia (GISEA)
  • Recap – Timeline on evolution of oil spill response arrangements in Southeast Asia
  • MoU on ASEAN Cooperation Mechanism on Joint Oil Spill Preparedness and Response and the ASEAN Regional Oil Spill Contingency Plan (ROSCP)
  • Operationalising the ROSCP – next steps

Lee Nai Ming, GISEA Project Manager, IMO-IPIECA GISEA, Singapore

1630
PANEL DISCUSSION:
Ship – Shore Interface Best Practice for Oil and Chemical Cargoes

  • Strategic operational best practices during the Ship-to-Shore transfer for oil and chemical cargoes
  • Chemical and oil spill management during the transfer process
  • Safety practices of handling such cargoes across the whole shipping process
  • Pollution prevention measures during Ship-to-Ship transfer at mid-sea

Moderator:
Ashish Malik, Vice President, Thome Ship Management, Singapore

Panelists:
Capt. Raymond Peter, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Singapore
Capt. Vijay Rangroo, Managing Director, MTM Shipmanagement, Singapore
Capt. Subir Bector, Regional Manager, Chevron Asia Pacific Shipping, Singapore

1715
Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of Conference Day One

Day 2 – Wednesday, 23 October 2019

 0800
Main Conference Registration & Morning Coffee

0900
Morning Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Dr. Lee Kar Heng, Director, TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Singapore


GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES


0905
PANEL DISCUSSION:

Regional Risk and How Government Agencies are Collaborating to Mitigate

  • Regional busy trade lanes, increasing cargo volumes and safety measures
  • Inter-government and agencies collaboration
  • International cooperative agreements on oil and chemical spill regulations and standards update
  • Governments and industry integration

Moderator:
Capt. Charles Alexandar De Souza, Assistant Director (Operations Planning & Pilotage/Marine Environment and Safety), Deputy Port Master, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore

Panelists:
Tienchai Makthiengtrong, Executive Officer – Level 13, Laem Chabang Port, Port Authority of Thailand, Thailand
Een Nuraini Saidah, Deputy Director, Marine Disaster Response and Underwater Work, Directorate General of Sea Transportation Indonesia, Indonesia
Mark Morrow, General Manager – Response, Maritime Emergency Response Commander (MERCOM), Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Australia
Mohd Fairoz Rozali, Senior Principle Assistant Director, Safety, Security & Environment Division (Policy & Planning), Marine Department Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Kang Seong-Gil, Director, Marine Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Activity Centre (MERRAC), Korea


STRATEGIC RESPONSE PLANNING


0945
Case Studies on Pollution Incident in Malaysia Waters and How Satellite Imaging Could Be The Right Solution

  • Introduction on the present risk, statistics and nature of pollution in Malaysia Waters
  • Response strategic operational aspects
  • Authority’s view on incidents and measures taken
  • Purpose-fit bespoke technology solutions for managing pollution incidents

Mohd Fairoz Rozali, Senior Principle Assistant Director, Safety, Security & Environment Division (Policy & Planning), Marine Department Malaysia, Malaysia

1015
CASE STUDY:
Digital Revolution and Satellite Tracking Oil Spills – Space-based Maritime Surveillance Adapted to Commercial Users

  • Introduction
  • The most complete constellation
  • Maritime surveillance services
  • OceanFinder

Joint presentation:
Florian Thirion,
Maritime Marketing Manager, Airbus Defence and Space, France
Etienne Klein
, Sales Manager Maritime Solutions, Airbus Defence and Space, France

1045
Morning Networking and Refreshment Break

1115
Real Time Oil Spill Response – Adding the Missing Layer

  • Understanding how T-Fence, a lightweight containment boom can stop spill at source within minutes
  • What are the requirements to deploy this technology solution
  • Use case studies on T-Fence technology on actual spill incidents
  • Lessons learnt from recent spill deployments

Boaz Ur, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, HARBO Technologies, Israel

1145
BUNKER OPERATORS PANEL:
Preventive, Response and Punitive Measures During Bunkering

  • Bunkering operations at the sea; environmentally sustainable bunker operations in Singapore waters
  • STS bunker transfer and spill management
  • What are the measures for emergency response and prevention of accident during bunkering operations?

Moderator:
Lee Wai Pong, Principal, LWP SG Consultants, Singapore

Panelists:
Caroline Yang, President, Singapore Shipping Association, Chief Executive Officer, Hong Lam Marine, Singapore
Choong Sheen Mao, Director, Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services, Singapore
Capt. Khoo Lye Heng, Head of Shipping, Consort Bunkers, Singapore

1220
PANEL DISCUSSION:
Mobilising Teams and Response Infrastructure Protocols Across Borders

  • Cross-border spill management in action
  • Equipment, infrastructure mobilisation, and manpower deployment challenges
  • Inter-agency collaboration, drills and exercises
  • Scenario based spill management – oil and chemical spills from ships, offloading terminals, pipelines, or wells

Moderator:
Dr. Lee Kar Heng, Director, TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Singapore

Panelists:
Alan Lim, Assistant Director, Emergency Preparedness, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore
Mark Morrow, General Manager – Response, Maritime Emergency Response Commander (MERCOM), Australian Maritime Safety Authority, Australia
Ho Yei Ling, Senior Logistics Lead, Oil Spill Response Limited, Singapore
Bas Wiebe, General Manager, Resolve Marine Group, Singapore 

1300
Morning Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Networking Lunch

1400
Afternoon Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Bas Wiebe, General Manager, Resolve Marine Group, Singapore 

1400
Technological Advances in Spill Response

  • Key technological advances: what have we learned in 50 years?
  • Application of technology to recent spills: did it make a difference?
  • Research focus: what does the future of spill response hold?
  • Trends in ship-sourced spills: how can we plan better?

Phil Ruck, Technical Adviser, ITOPF, UK

1430
CASE STUDY:
Solomon Trader Incident Response

  • Response development after bulk carrier Solomon Trader grounded due to unexpected weather front
  • Addressing the priorities, securing the source, mitigating the impact in a remote Island of the Solomon Islands
  • Assessing the extend and specific scope for the OSR resource deployment
  • Optimizing the response in a remote location and dealing with the waste resulting from a spill

Bas Wiebe, General Manager, Resolve Marine Group, Singapore 

1500
MEDIA FIRESIDE CHAT:
Partnering with the Media for Effective Communication – In House Social and Digital Communications Strategy for Incident Management

  • Strategic media and public relations and communication strategy
  • Crisis management in the age of social media and digital platforms
  • Media team deployment
  • Best practices for before, during and after the incidents
  • Managing fake news

Interviewer:
Hirofumi Nara, Executive Officer, Marine and Operations Division, MOL Chemical Tankers, Singapore
Capt. Atiqullah Chowdhury, General Manager of Safety Section, Unix Line, Singapore

Interviewee:
Casey Chua, Senior Consultant, Navigate Response, Singapore
Nicholas James Roe, Regional Director, Asia, MTI Network, Hong Kong

1530
Afternoon Networking and Refreshment Break

1600
The Use of Microwave Technology in Oil Spill Detection

  • Microwave techniques in detection
  • Benefits of microwave in oil-spill detection
  • Various platforms used in microwave detection
  • Comparison of detection methods

Dr. Lee Kar Heng, Director, TBSS Center for Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Singapore

1630
P&I ROUNDTABLE:
Spill Claims, Compensation and Impact on Premiums

  • Changing nature of incidents and claims regimes
  • Disputes and stakeholder management
  • Legal and contract clauses considerations
  • Expert advices on P&I related claims, compensation and remedies

Moderator:
Vivian Ang, Partner, Allen and Gledhill, Singapore

Panelists:
Dughall Aitken, Managing Director, SPICA Services Group, Singapore
John Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Gard, Singapore
Mats Segolson, Vice President, Head of Claims, Skuld, Singapore
Sean Geraghty, Senior Claims Director and Regional Syndicate Manager, Thomas Miller (UK P&I), Hong Kong
Brian McGregor, Deputy Director, Claims, The North of England P&I Association, Singapore

1715
Premium Trends and What to Expect in Renewal Renegotiations

  • P&I results review
  • What do the Clubs want?
  • Unlocking data to challenge ratings

Christopher Coupland, Regional Marine Leader – Asia, Marsh JLT Specialty, Hong Kong

1745
Afternoon Chairperson’s Closing Remarks & End of Conference Day Two

Monday, 21 October 2019
0900 – 1300

Managing Legal Liability, Claims, and Compensation for Oil and Pollution Spills 

Key learning outcomes:

  • Human Error vs Human Element – Is there a difference?
  • How has the shipping industry fared 21 years after the ISM code came into force?
  • Understanding current legal framework and current international compensation regime
  • Dealing with various nature of incidents, claims and compensation
  • Mastering clauses, contracts and legal coverage and liability
  • Compensation and claims management
  • Claim settlement

Workshop Leaders:
Jainil Bhandari, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore
Capt. Hari Subramaniam, Head of Loss Prevention, The Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg), Singapore

Thursday, 24 October 2019
0900 – 1200

Post-conference ChemSpill Exercise

ChemSpill exercise is a real-time emergency situation exercise out at sea. Participants will have a chance to observe the nature of incident, actions to practical issues associated with chemical spill, manpower and technology deployment strategies and emergency response. ChemSpill exercise involves multi-stakeholders’ engagement – government agencies, Port Authority, ship operators and emergency response teams. This is an excellent opportunity for delegates to assess preparedness, response strategies, technology deployment and multi-agency coordination in an actual setting.

As a collaborative measure, HARBO Technologies will work together with Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to conduct the exercise. Instead of relying on massive, bulky equipment and a large team of skilled professionals, HARBO presents a lightweight and portable system that can be deployed by just two people in less than 30 minutes, controlling oil spills right at the source. By quickly stopping the spread of oil, the T-Fence drastically reduces the  consequences of oil spills.

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Photos credit: HARBO Technologies – Oil Spill First Response Systems