The following statement from this article should either be inserted, or the information referred to in the Operators relevant OPEP. This statement is not intended to replace the resource mobilisation instructions contained within the OPEP, nor does it replace any other information relating to the Tier 2 & 3 capability.
"Tier 2 & 3 response services such as the UKCS aerial surveillance service and aerial dispersant capability is provided by Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL). For more details on these services including specific response times, please follow the link below. The link also contains important information which OPRED may require should the Operator be considering the use of the Tier 2 aerial dispersant application system. This statement does not grant approval to spray or apply dispersant. If dispersant application (including test spraying) is considered as a potentially suitable response technique, OPRED must be directly consulted for advice, and with non-objection obtained from OPRED prior to any dispersant application undertaken.
SLA response equipment is housed in secure facilities in Southampton (UK), Fort Lauderdale (USA), Bahrain and Singapore. Response equipment is customs cleared response ready. For a complete list of equipment refer to OSRL’s website (www.oilspillresponse.com) and refer to the equipment stockpile status report.
To mobilise these services call +44 (0) 2380 331551 and ask for the OSRL Duty Manager."
Please note that this document in no way covers all aspects of the UK regulatory and guidance requirements.
Version 5.0 updated 07.04.16 Version 6.0 updated 17.12.18