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Ship-to-Ship Transfer Specialist, STS Marine Solutions, Joins Oil Spill Response for Enhanced Response Capability

mercredi 26 août 2020

Southampton, UK, August 26th – Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) announced today that ship-to-ship transfer specialist, STS Marine Solutions (STS), has joined its growing roster of shipping industry members, securing access to a range of global preparedness and response services. 


A leading service provider with over 40 years of experience, STS Marine Solutions delivers unmatched expertise in the transfer of Oil, LNG and LPG through its cost-effective and safety-focused approach. Its decision to join OSRL has been driven by a board-level commitment to reduce or remove risk across its operations, as Ian Laws, STS Marine Solutions CEO explains: 

“At STS marine solutions we are committed to achieving operational excellence through an integrated, risk-based approach towards health, safety, environment, quality and security. We want to lead every aspect of the ship-to-ship transfer market, and as part of those ambitions, we see spill-related training, preparedness and response as critical to our goals. 

“In our search to identify the right training and response partner, we sought industry leaders that shared our vision for a safer and ultimately sustainable industry. Our existing relationship with OSRL, and our understanding of its member-base, capabilities, experience and values made it the natural choice for us – and our partnership with OSRL has already been incredibly beneficial.”

OSRL’s cost-effective membership option for shipping-related companies offers a comprehensive level of service, with guaranteed and immediate response, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Unlike other industry solutions, OSRL’s tailored package provides both world-class advisory support and a dedicated, global response capability - significantly reducing the complexity of managing an incident and coordinating remediation efforts, wherever it happens. 


Robert Limb, Chief Executive for OSRL, commented on STS’s arrival:

“As the world of shipping continues to evolve, a growing number of responsible shipping owners and operators, as well as leading service companies like STS, are proactively looking to manage response-related risk by augmenting existing subscriptions with more comprehensive and agile levels of protection. 

“There is a fantastic synergy between OSRL and STS in terms of our common values. We are very-much aligned on the importance of marrying industry growth with the responsibilities of its players towards safety of personnel and the protection of the marine environment. We look forward to working together to deliver benchmark training and overarching preparedness standards across STS’s operations.”

OSRL has extensive experience managing major incidents within the shipping industry, having dealt with several of the world’s largest spills, starting with the Exxon Valdez almost 30 years ago. This experience, combined with unrivalled in-house expertise and other unique membership benefits, positions OSRL as the ideal partner for shipping companies around the world. 

Shipping industry members benefit from: 

  • Five days of free, on-site technical advice and response support from up to five OSRL personnel,
  • A single point of contact to activate the service, covering both technical advice and physical remediation efforts,
  • Resources and personnel at strategically located hubs around the world to minimise response time,
  • A unique pool of multilingual industry experts, with a broad range of skills from planning, training and exercises, through to response and post-spill services,
  • Preferential rates for training courses and additional response services,
  • A dedicated aerial logistics network and dispersant capability.



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Emma Smillie

Global Marketing Manager

+44 (0)23 8033 1551


Additional company info

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is the largest international industry-funded cooperative. It exists to respond to oil spills wherever in the world they may occur, providing preparedness, response and intervention services. OSRL is wholly owned by most of the environmentally responsible oil and gas companies around the globe, and its membership represents the majority of the world’s oil production. It currently employs 300 people across nine locations around the world.