Activate Us

Our activation procedure including contact details and forms for activation, in addition to equipment stockpile and aviation status reports can be 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
SWIS Appreciation Site

Pre-deployment Activity

This page summarises the activity that is needed prior to deployment by air or by sea. For shipping by air, the cap needs to be dismantled and then reassembled on arrival.

If the Capping Stack System (CSS) or Subsea Incident Response Toolkit (SIRT) are required, OSRL will ensure that the systems are transported to the sea port or airport as requested by the Incident Owner,
The equipment will be:

  • Assembled for transport by sea, or
  • Dismantled into shipping format for transport by road/air.


Capping Stack System

For the deployment of the CSS, there are two forms of mobilisation:

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By Sea
  • Mobilise TEI personnel from Houston
  • Reconfigure the Capping Stack for member requirements if required
  • Perform function & pressure testing at storage location
  • Prepare all equipment for mobilisation
  • Transport equipment to the quayside
By Air
  • Mobilise TEI personnel from Houston
  • Capping Stack dismantled and containerised
  • Equipment transported to airport
  • Equipment received at departure airport
  • Equipment flown to airport nearest to the incident location
  • Unload equipment
  • Assemble and test Capping Stack
  • Transport equipment to quayside


Subsea Incident Response Toolkit

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By sea or air
  • Protection covers removed
  • Preservation nitrogen is emptied from accumulators (if air transport is planned)
  • Equipment is loaded on trucks and delivered to the quayside or airport