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The Global Logistics Team Successfully Test new Brexit Procedures

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Global Logistics Team successfully test new Brexit procedures

An update from the Global Logistics Lead Ho Yei Ling on the Global Logistics team and a successful test of new Brexit procedures. 

We also hear from the Travel Team on how they were focussing on new processes and procedures to keep our travellers safe during the global pandemic.

How have we been looking after the wellbeing of our employees during the pandemic?

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

How have we been looking after the wellbeing of our employees during the pandemic?

The pandemic and the rise of remote working has created several wellbeing challenges for people and businesses worldwide. At OSRL, the Crisis Management Team recognised this fact and prioritised wellbeing from the very beginning.    

Andrew Couch, Wellbeing Lead, talks about how we have been looking after the wellbeing of our employees throughout the pandemic.

Face to Face Training in Times of Pandemic – Trainers’ Perspective

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Face to Face Training in Times of Pandemic – Trainers’ Perspective

We have completed our first face-to-face customised training in Singapore since the circuit breaker in April 2020, whilst adhering to Covid safety measures. This attests to our dedication to both preparedness and response solutions, whether in an emergency or peacetime.


In this article, we hear from our Trainers, Yow Lih Hern and Norman Ramos on their experience.


A Bird's eye view of seabird rescue at SANCCOB

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

A Bird's eye view of seabird rescue at SANCCOB

After receiving a request for assistance from GOWRS and Seabird rescue specialist SANCCOB, OSRL staff at our South Africa base helped support ongoing efforts to care for nearly 2,000 Cape cormorant chicks.


Here, Shamen Bunsee, Response Specialist recounts his experience of helping with the rescue effort and his new-found appreciation for all the work that goes into wildlife response and for SANCCOB's team.

OSRL’s West Africa Surveillance Platform (WASP) supports the Gabonese Navy in a search and rescue operation

Thursday, February 4, 2021

WASP Search and Rescue

OSRL has recently supported the Gabonese Navy in a fantastic collaboration between multiple agencies to save lives at sea.

On Sunday 24th January, a mayday message was sent by the ‘Marie Alexandra’, a French fishing trawler in distress...

Q&A at the SWIS Regional Forum Dec 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Q&A at the SWIS Regional Forum Dec 2020

Mario Fazio, our SWIS Manager in APAC shares the answers to the questions that were raised at the recent SWIS Regional Forum.

Managing A Virtual IMS

Friday, December 4, 2020

How to Manage a Virtual IMS

The Covid-19 pandemic has required us to change much of what we do to maintain the same level of service throughout the last eight months. We have responded to oil spills using social distancing rules, delivered our courses remotely and conducted exercises on virtual platforms.

We know that dealing with an incident remotely presents a significant challenge for many organisations. Taking this into account, we are pleased to publish OSRL's Incident Management System Core Group addendum on the Virtual Incident Management System.

Learning about Seabird Response with SANCCOB

Friday, December 4, 2020

Learning about Seabird Response with SANCCOB

Since collaborating with SANCCOB on the opening of the South Africa operation back in 2012, the relationship continues to grow. Here we talk about SANCCOB providing an essential service in South Africa, particularly in its fight to save the critically endangered African Penguin.

Reflecting on the World of Travel in 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Reflecting on the world of travel in 2020

Alice Linley-Munro, Travel Manager reflects on the world of travel during 2020 and the challenges the travel department suddenly had to face...

Oiled Wildlife Preparedness and Response: Reflecting on the past and planning for the future

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Oiled Wildlife Preparedness and Response

Oil Spill Response’s Board of Directors recently endorsed an ambitious Five-Year Strategic Plan for Wildlife Emergency Preparedness & Response. Here's why it's an important milestone for oiled wildlife response.