MMB is an accredited training provider to the Oil, Gas and Shipping Industries, and we provide a range of courses to international training standards (International Maritime Organization (IMO)).
When requested, our training delivered meets the National Oil Spill Response Training Standards issued by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
The levels of training we offer are recognised globally. Where applicable, MMBs courses carry the relevant level of certification.
The Nautical Institute is appointed by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency to accredit OPRC Oil Spill Response training courses at all UK levels of training and their equivalent IMO levels 1, 2 & 3. The Nautical Institute is recognised in this role by the International Maritime Organization.
IMO has developed a range of OPRC (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation) training courses to address all aspects of oil spill planning, response and management. These are known as the OPRC Model Courses and MMB has experience in working with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to deliver its Model Training courses. The IMO courses on oil pollution preparedness and response have been developed for three levels of competency: operational staff (IMO Level 1), Supervisors and On-Scene Commanders (IMO Level 2) and senior management personnel (IMO Level 3). IMO does not independently endorse or accredit training institutions for the delivery of the OPRC Model Courses. We have received accreditation from the Nautical Institute to deliver IMO OPRC equivalent training on behalf of the MCA. MMB’s IMO Level courses are recognised by IMO through our accreditation with the MCA.
Currently we deliver IMO Level 3, MCA level 5, as well as IMO level 1, MCA level 3 courses.
We are in the process of accrediting IMO level 2, MCA level 4 courses as well.
MMB has signed an agreement with the Norwegian Coastal Administration regarding the use of the national curriculum for training in the management of acute pollution. We offer customized courses at all levels, from operator up to incident managers of oil spill response operations.