COVID-19 Update -31 July 2020
OSRL continues to monitor the pandemic status around the world. At present, The Americas and South Africa are OSRL’s most impacted regions; however, we do retain our ability to respond at all locations. With the easing of government lock-down measures in Europe, we have seen some flare-ups of infection rates which have impacted the availability of low-cost flights to those destinations. This rise has not, however, halted the general increase which we are seeing in passenger and freight aircraft availability.
As OSRL’s efforts to ensure our ongoing ability to aid our Members to prepare for and respond to incidents around the world continue, we have added another new Country Response Plan to our suite; Ivory Coast.
We have also updated 13 country plans - Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Ghana, Angola, Denmark, Spain, Tunisia, Senegal and Gabon. We now have a total of 56 country plans live and five translated versions, all of which are available to view and download on our the country plan area of our COVID-19 Readiness Dashboard.
OSRL continues to add to our suite of Field Guides. We have now published an Offshore In-Situ Burning Operations COVID-19 Measures field guide appendix which can be found on our website here.
There are two new remote training courses available to book now on our website:
Please visit our training page for more remote training course offerings.
Our popular webinar series continues with the next webinar ‘Utilising fishing vessels for oil spill response in the North Sea’ scheduled on 11th August. Register to attend here.
Our technical library now includes three new webinar recordings:
- Revisiting Oil Spill Capability Review
- Preparedness priorities for offshore activities (English and Spanish versions available).
- Are you Response Ready? A guide to maintaining Tier 1 Equipment (English and Spanish versions available).
In our first instalment of a ‘showcasing our people’ series, Simon Blaen, our Geomatics Supervisor shares his typical workday before and after COVID-19. Click here to view.
Once more, we would ask for your feedback on OSRL’s support to your organisation during the COVID-19 pandemic and ideas for what additional support we can offer going forward. You can participate in our 20 min survey here.
We remain just a phone call away, ready to virtually support you and your operations. Should you have any questions, please email CMT@oilspillresponse.com or contact our Duty Managers.