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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.

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Response timelines

  • Conduct verification flight
  • Conduct quantification flight
  • Determine dispersant effectiveness
  • Conduct dispersant test spray
  • Conduct large scale dispersant application


     Within 6 hours

     Within 18 hours

Mobilisation, Tasking and transit times are all dependent upon operational constraints and excusable delays:

‘Operational constraints’ may dictate a requirement for an additional fuel stop (e.g. at Aberdeen or Inverness Airports) in order to ensure that the aircraft has enough fuel to enable it to stay on scene long enough to quantify a spill. It may also be that in the event of the mobilisation of the aircraft in the afternoon or evening it would only be possible to relocate the aircraft to the most appropriate airport in order to carry out the requested surveillance flight at first light the next day. OSRL will provide the mobilising party an estimated time of arrival on scene when the aircraft is mobilised.

An ‘Excusable Delay’ means a delay caused by weather conditions, restrictions imposed by a statutory authority or air traffic controllers, fuel contamination or lack of fuel supply, withdrawal of aircraft due to unscheduled maintenance, withdrawal of aircraft due to manufacturers or any airworthiness authorities recommendations, pilots discretion, crew availability due to statutory limitations, flight time limitations, practical constraints such as local airfield services availability or as a consequence of default or negligence by the customer.