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RRT Take Time Out with OSRL

Thursday, September 16, 2021

RRT Take Time Out With OSRL

Regional Response Team spoke with Paul Foley, Regional Response Manager (Europe & Africa) about OSRL's partnership with ExxonMobil. 

Journey into Diversity - Interview with Ho Yei Ling

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Journey into Diversity - Interview with Ho Yei Ling

Ho Yei Ling, Senior Logistic Lead with OSRL, shares how the diversity of her OSRL roles in the last 12 years has enriched her knowledge and skills and allowed her to delve into her passion for Logistics.

 

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.

 

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...

Embracing Remote Working

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Embracing Remote Working

Although this period has been testing on everyone, having remote experiences from different viewpoints enables us to explore and further improve our service delivery. Learning what pitfalls to avoid and what makes for a pleasant albeit remote customer journey can be shared and incorporated into our services. As the world moves towards a more virtual work setup, OSRL will not linger behind. 

Virtual Incident Management Teams in Australian Oil Spill Response

Monday, June 8, 2020

Virtual Incident Management Teams in Australian Oil Spill Response

Is it possible that an oil spill response could be effectively managed by an incident management team (IMT) that never meets face to face?

Could virtual IMTs improve some aspects of an Australian response, given the unique geographic challenges posed by our continent?

There is Always Room for Kindness

Thursday, May 21, 2020

There is always room for kindness

Fareshare is the UK's national network of charitable food redistributors. Facing a huge increase in demand, Fareshare were desperate for warehouse space and transport support. So OSRL created some space at its Southampton Base which has since then provided for 231,250 meals. All these done while keeping the social distancing and working safely despite the amount of manual handling and forklift work. 

 

Water Column Monitoring

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Water Column Monitoring

The WCM program was developed by CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) and has been integrated into operational plans and desktop exercises conducted in the U.S. and internationally since 2014. Designed for deepwater deployments, water column characterization, water sampling, and monitoring during subsea dispersant injection (SSDI), he instruments enable in situ, real-time characterization of water column properties with depth, including temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and two types of fluorescence, as well as the remote triggering of water sampling bottles at any depth.

Thoughts on the evolution of oiled wildlife response planning for titleholders in Australia

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Thoughts on the evolution of oiled wildlife response planning for titleholders in Australia

A spill scenario involving Browse Island, perhaps the most remote location in Western Australia sheds light on how Oiled Wildlife Response tactical response plans could also be developed for remote locations in consultation with government, thereby providing a well thought plan.