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Saturday, October 20, 2018


Tanker casualties excite the interest of the global news media. Pollution, damage to wildlife and the environment are big news. Film footage of a tanker in trouble makes for dramatic television - pictures of oily seabirds create an atmosphere that may be difficult to manage and that will be very hostile to the shipowner. Charterers are now requiring owners to be able to respond to the media. In the United States tanker owners are required by law to provide public information following an incident.

· To comply with the law, to safeguard their company’s reputation and relationships with charterers and regulators shipowners must be able to demonstrate a media response capability world-wide.

· That response must be immediate, effective and professional.

· It is vital that the company is able to exert a high level of control over the news agenda.

The pressure of 'live' interviews in an incident context can be unnerving and intimidating. It is crucial that individuals expected to undertake media responsibilities be familiar with the workings of the media and with the studio interview process.

Further, it is important to ensure that there is a depth of training within any organisation in order to provide support and continuity on an ongoing crisis.

The MTI media training course has been developed specifically for the shipping industry. MTI has provided training for over 800 senior executives in the maritime industry. The training programme and scenarios are highly realistic and are based on operational knowledge of the shipping industry and many years’ experience in responding to shipping incidents around the world.

Venue: The Metropolitan Hotel

Registration fee: USD 1500

To register please contact Clarice Tan at +47 22 12 26 64 or send an email to