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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.

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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
  • Recorded Seminar
  • Response

Weathering Behaviour and Oil Spill Response Options for Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (LSFO)

OSRL has been considering the various response techniques available and the operational feasibility in the event of a LSFO spill.

Weathering Behaviour and Oil Spill Response Options for Low Sulphur Fuel Oil

The publication of the SINTEF Paper “Characterisation of Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (LSFO) - a new generation of marine fuel oils”, (Sørheim, et al., 2020) follows industry development and increase in use of LSFO in order to meet new requirements for lower sulphur oxide emissions.  These regulatory changes have resulted in the development of lower sulphur marine fuels to replace intermediate bunker and heavy fuel oils.  Subsequently, the associated risk of spill (either shipped cargo, storage facilities or vessel fuel) of a LSFO has increased proportionally.  OSRL has been monitoring this progress and has worked to consider the various response techniques available to industry and OSRO’s and consider the operational feasibility and challenges that may be faced in the event of a spill of this type.