This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Activate Us

Our contact details, forms for activation and equipment stockpile and aviation status are found here.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Please note that:

Response services are guaranteed ONLY for Members. Non-members are not guaranteed a response and will be required to sign a Non-member contract. Services and rates differ. Duty managers can be contacted for exercises.

Oil Spill Response Limited Oil Spill Response Limited

Welcome to OSRL

Activate Us

Using OSRL’s Dispersant Services

If dispersant application is deemed a suitable response technique based upon an appropriate assessment of the situation, including potential impacts and known information such as oil type, weather conditions, etc., it is recommended that a basic field dispersant effectiveness test be carried out to ensure dispersant suitability prior to applying dispersant on a large-scale, using either vessels or aircraft. If the field dispersant effectiveness test appears to suggest the dispersant is potentially effective, then a small test spray should be conducted, which will allow a small control area to be treated, monitored and assessed. Once these tests have been conducted and based on the results, then additional assets could potentially be deployed.

If dispersant application (including test spraying) is considered as a potentially suitable response technique, OPRED must be directly consulted for advice, with non-objection obtained from OPRED prior to any dispersant application undertaken.

OSRL can provide large-scale dispersant application with the use of the Boeing 727 Aerial Dispersant Aircraft. This aircraft is currently based in Doncaster Sheffield Airport (UK), and has the Tersus Spray System permanently installed.