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Current Buster 6 exercise

Friday, August 16, 2019

Current Buster 6 exercise

The Current Buster 6 systems represent the latest in offshore containment and recovery technology.

What happens when a vessel collides with a jetty in Rotterdam?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

What happens when a vessel collides with a jetty in Rotterdam?

Will Griffiths discusses the process in which we went through when a vessel collided with a jetty in the port of Rotterdam and the help we could offer to the authorities and our client...

SSL Kolkata calls 'man over board'

Monday, May 27, 2019

SSL Kolkata calls 'man over board'

SSL Kolkata, a 150-metre general cargo vessel came into trouble off the coast of India when a fire erupted following an explosion on board. Shane Jacobs talks about the process in which we went through to help with the response operations...

What challenges are faced with an ongoing wellhead release?

Monday, May 20, 2019

Podcast series - Trinidad Response

Podcast series - Jamie Gathercole, Senior Response Specialist and Trainer  talks about an ongoing oil release from a wellhead a short distance from Trinidad. Jamie will also discuss some of the challenges the team had to face throughout the response. 

How to deal with inland oil spills

Friday, November 16, 2018

How to deal with Inland Oil Spills?

Edgar Gerasmia, OSRL's Senior Trainer shares his experience and knowledge on how to deal with Inland Oil Spills.

30 years since Piper Alpha

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

30 years since Alpha Piper

Tim Swift, OSRL's Quality Manager reflects on 30 years since Piper Alpha; lessons learnt and improvements made since.

Back-To-Shoreline Exercise

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Back-To-Shoreline Exercise

Hon Phui Hang talks about a recent shoreline exercise conducted between 23-27 April with a specific focus on Shoreline Clean-up Assessment Technique (SCAT) and protection of sensitive resources and waste management. Click through to read more.

Exercise Diary - the final reckoning

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Exercise Diary - the final reckoning

OSRL's Offline course is put in place to train new staff, like myself, in the world of oil spill response. This is my 5-day diary from the final week.

No Notice Drill for OSRL

Thursday, May 24, 2018

OSRL do No notice drill

We ran a NO NOTICE DRILL yesterday in our Emergencies Operations Centre (EOC) to test our competency and prove our ability to meet our Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Orkney Island Member Exercise

Friday, May 4, 2018

Orkney Island Member Exercise

Last week six members from the OSRL response team in Southampton visited the Flotta oil terminal in Orkney to support an exercise with response staff from Repsol Sinopec.