This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Activate Us

Our contact details, forms for activation and equipment stockpile and aviation status are found here.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Please note that:

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
News & Media

COVID 19 (Coronavirus Disease 19)

Friday, August 6, 2021

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Update (6th August 2021)
 

Future Communications

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:

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.

 

Country Plans

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.