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Our activation procedure including contact details and forms for activation, in addition to equipment stockpile and aviation status reports can be 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

Tom Gillespie

Team Leader

Tom is part of the Response department based in Southampton, helping to deliver the UK’s contribution to OSRL’s global Tier 3 response capability.

He joined OSRL in 2012 as a Mechanical Apprentice where he worked in the Equipment Hire Services department while completing his apprenticeship, and he is now working in the role of a Response Specialist. The past 8 years have provided Tom with many opportunities to gain a broad range of experiences from hands-on spill response to delivering preparedness projects around the world.


Tom holds an HNC in Mechanical Engineering and to back this up he has over 8 years of experience working in the oil spill sector.