Response Cost Documentation

Pollution incident costs can quickly run into the millions of dollars. WQIS provides Cost and documentation review expertise through their Spill Management Team (SMT) at each response. Knowing in real-time the projected costs of a discharge response protects the Assured from going into a protracted operation blind on costs ... Read More

The Maritime Industry & It’s Responsibility to the Ocean

Around the globe, shipping companies are having to change the way they operate their daily business, adhering to stricter guidelines around pollution and carbon offsetting. The updated guidelines, known as IMO 2020, have shed a new light on Marine pollution and the role that shipping companies and the maritime ... Read More

The Rise of Decarbonization in Commercial Shipping

Since January 1, shipping companies have been held to a higher standard when it comes to their pollution output and use of sulfur in fuels. Known as IMO 2020, the new regulations are holding shipping companies more accountable and slapping them with fines if they go past a certain ... Read More

NOAA Issues Guidelines for Arctic Marine Mammal Disasters

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has issued draft guidelines on Arctic marine mammal disasters under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. These guidelines will update the Marine Mammal Oil Spill Response Guidelines of 2006. Comments must be submitted on or before March 13, 2017. Oil spill responses in ... Read More

At-Sea Spills: Importance of Contingency Planning

Significant oil spills can remain in the press and the social consciousness for years or even decades. The damage done by major events like the Exxon Valdez spill and the Deepwater Horizon well blowout increase and reinforce to Owners and Operators that in the event of a spill they ... Read More