Over the last 18 months, we continually communicated the latest OSRL news relating to COVID-19 to our members via this email update. At first the frequency was weekly, later in the pandemic as COVID-19 processes and procedures became embedded in OSRL, we reduced the frequency to two-weekly. Throughout this whole period, we remained response ready, our communications aimed to provide a status update and reassure all our members of our ability to respond. We hope that you have found these regular updates useful.
We have now reached a point where we feel that we can reduce the frequency of this communication to monthly. All our COVID-19 processes and procedures are well implemented and tested. Our COVID-19 dashboard provides all members with information on our response readiness, and we are hoping to return to base in all locations once their local situations allow.
The next member communication will be on Friday 3rd September and subsequently the first Friday of every month following this date.
As a reminder, the following information remains available to all our members:
- COVID-19 Readiness Dashboard
- COVID-19 Field Guides
- Country Plans
- COVID-19 Exercise Reports
- OSRL COVID-19 Plans including Strategic Recovery Plan and Tactical Impact Assessment Plan
As always, we remain a phone call away, ready to support you and your operations. Should you have any questions, please emailCMT@oilspillresponse.com or contact our Duty Managers.
We have updated the Brunei Country Plan which can be found here.
Sri Lanka Update
We continue to provide technical advice and support to the X-Press Pearl container ship response activities. The in-country lead swap has now been completed, remaining infield personnel will be replaced in a staggered manner on a continuous basis. We are meeting daily with stakeholders to coordinate shoreline and offshore operations. Shoreline response continues to focus on recovery nurdles from various sites along the west coast of Sri Lanka.
Our key objective remains to ensure all personnel's health, safety, and security complying with OSRL's Life-Saving Rules and COVID-19 Protocols.
Face to face training starting again in Southampton
Over the last week, we have welcomed delegates from ExxonMobil and British Antarctic Survey to our base in Southampton. It is great to be able to train face to face again and we look forward to hopefully welcoming more delegates soon.
New Insights article: Net Zero and the Implications for Emergency Planners
The Paris Agreement sets ambitious targets for limiting global warming. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions are crucial to avoid the catastrophic effects of melting polar ice caps, rising sea levels, floods, droughts, and forest fires.
As the world adapts to creating a carbon-neutral future, are the challenges faced by emergency planners and responders going to be any different? Read more here.