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Friday, November 16, 2018

Third ‘Cooney’ lecture on incident management and media response

Proper media engagement following a crisis is ever more crucial and today involves not only potentially crippling liabilities but also issues of criminality.

INTERTANKO is therefore holding this Athens lecture, which is the third in the series (the previous two having been held in London and Dubai) examining cases with those who have had to face up to media scrutiny in a crisis. They can thereby share their experiences and lessons learned, and provide a perspective on the way forward for other members who may find themselves in similar circumstances.

In this third lecture, ‘The COONEY Lecture’, Captain Peter Cooney, who is widely acknowledged as having presided over one of the tanker industry’s most successful media operations (related to the “Sea Empress” casualty in Milford Haven in 1996) shares his experiences. He talks about how the operation was handled, about the strategy formulated, and about the pressures that had to be faced, as well the forward planning that took place well before the event.

Equally important, Captain Cooney will look at the media dimension when confronting the current issues of ‘security’, ‘potential for terrorist attacks’ and ‘criminality’ and will give his views on how to handle the media when they come knocking at the door.

This Athens lecture, which is free to INTERTANKO members, should not be missed as it provides a unique look behind the scene of a major casualty.

The lecture will take place on 13 May 2004 (1100 to 1300 hours) on the premises of Tsakos Shipping and Trading, Megaron Makedonia, 367 Syngrou Ave., P. Faliro,

To register, please contact Sally Woulfe.

Contact: Sally Woulfe