Clean Seas (ACS)
Clean Seas (ACS) is a non profit making, incorporated oil
spill response co-operative whose current membership includes
oil and pipeline companies that engage in or intend to undertake
oil and gas exploration, development, production and/or
pipeline transport activities on the North Slope of Alaska.
Originally formed in 1979 as
ABSORB, ACS was restructured in 1990 from an equipment co-operative
into a full response organisation. ACS is now organised
to respond, like a fire brigade, to an emergency with both
trained people and equipment. ACS is active in streamlining
approval processes and in fostering a common organisational
structure for responding to and managing spills on the North
Slope of Alaska.
Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC)
establishment in 1991 of the Australian Marine Oil Spill
Centre (AMOSC) in Geelong represents a major commitment
by the Australian oil industry to safeguard the Australian
coastline in the event of major oil spill.
The Centre is financed by nine
participating oil companies and other subscriber companies.
These companies carry out the vast majority of the oil and
gas production, offshore pipeline, terminal operations and
tanker movements around the Australian coast. AMOSC operates
Australias major oil spill response equipment stockpile
on 24 hour stand-by for rapid response anywhere around the
Australian coast, and works formally with Oil Spill Response
through a resources and services partnership agreement.
Read the AMOSC/OSRL Alliance press release.
Caribbean & Americas (CCA)
Caribbean & Americas (CCA) is a full service international
Tier 3 Preparedness & Response organisation based in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Its primary area of responsibility
is the Caribbean basin, Central and South America, with
secondary responsibilities in North America.
Founded in 1977, CCA currently
has over 35 international and regional oil company members.
CCA pioneered the concept of air mobile equipment packages
that has since been adopted internationally. Its proximity
to Miami International Airport provides rapid air access
to the Caribbean and Latin America. CCA maintains a hemispheric
dispersant capability through its Airborne Dispersant Delivery
System (ADDS) and contract with Lynden Air Cargo for the
provision of Hercules aircraft. CCA Technical Advisors provide
consultancy and have trained over 1,100 member and government
representatives at its courses in Fort Lauderdale. It reaches
numerous others in the region through its Education &
Advocacy programme, the culmination of which is the Triennial
International Mobilisation, Preparedness & Response
Exercise (MOBEX). CCAs unique business design emphasizes
minimising day-to-day costs while providing maximum response
capability through a network of contractors, consultants,
and resource providers.
is the largest Transport Canada Certified Response Organisation
(RO) in Canada. ECRC has two roles: enable parties who require
an arrangement with a certified RO as required by Canadian
Law; and provide marine spill response services to its members
when requested to do so. ECRC provides coverage in all Canadian
waters east of the Rocky Mountains, except for the ports
of Saint John, NB and Point Tupper NS.
ECRC is headquartered in Ottawa
and operates six response centres located in three regions:
Great Lakes, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. ECRC owns specialised
response equipment, has developed pre-planned strategies
for protecting important sensitivities and maintains contracts
with trained response contractors, consultants and response
Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)
Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), founded in 1990, is the
largest, most comprehensive, dedicated emergency and oil
spill response organisation in the United States. It is
a national not-for-profit response company which owns and
operates a fleet of dedicated oil spill response vessels(OSRV),
ocean going barges, shallow water skimming systems, other
response equipment and enhanced communications capabilities
throughout the United States East, Gulf, and West Coasts,
the U.S. Caribbean, the Hawaiian Islands and the Mid-continent
region. MSRC is funded by the Marine Preservation Association
(MPA), a member supported, non-profit organisation created
to assist the petroleum and energy related industries by
addressing problems caused by oil spills on water.
|Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO)
NOFO - the Norwegian Clean Seas Association For Operating Companies -- develops and maintains oil spill preparedness on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in order to combat oil pollution on behalf of all 29 operating oil companies. This includes response in open seas as well as in coastal waters and along shorelines. NOFO is a dedicated, non-profit 24h/7d a week, oil spill response organization with 25 full-time employees, 50+ duty/reinforcement personnel from operating oil companies and 80+ operators/ maintenance persons assigned to 5 bases.
Associated to NOFO is a Special Team of 60 skilled; advisors , on site commanders, team leaders and HSE advisors for Coast and Shoreline response, and a Beach Response Team of 40 skilled responders and team leaders with a 36 hour response time.
Assigned to NOFO is a fleet of 25 Oil Recovery vessels and 25 towing vessels for mechanical recovery and /or dispersion offshore, and a fleet of fishing vessels for coastal operations, all designed for response and trained minimum twice annually.
NOFO has a continuous focus on development of new response technology through sponsorship, technical advice and participation in selected industry projects, followed by field testing and verification of promising concepts during annual oil-on-water exercises.
NOFO is part of the well-established national emergency preparedness model in Norway, which combines public and private oil spill response resources.
Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
Oil Spill Response Limited is an industry owned co-operative which exists to ensure effective response to oil spills wherever they occur. Membership is representative of the world’s most environmentally responsible oil companies, accounting for over 60% of global oil production. With a distinguished track record achieved by attending nearly all the major oil spill incidents for the past 30 years, Oil Spill Response is an industry leader in oil spill preparedness and response services.
With operational bases in United Kingdom, Singapore, Bahrain, Norway and Florida and with new bases under development in South Africa and Brazil, it is the largest international oil spill response co-operative, and the only one with a global remit. Aviation services are key to business delivery, and OSRL has dedicated aircraft strategically placed to provide aerial dispersant and surveillance operations and to deploy equipment rapidly anywhere in the world.
Offering an accredited training service, Oil Spill Response delivers a programme of published and client-tailored courses designed to address training needs from operational to management levels. In addition it provides a wide range of technical, management and consultancy services.
Read the OSRL/AMOSC Alliance press release.
Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC)
Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is certified by
Transport Canada under the Canada Shipping Act to respond
to marine oil spills for western Canadas navigable waters.
With over 2000 members, WCMRCs mandate is to ensure
there is a state of preparedness in place to mitigate the
impact if an oil spill occurs. This includes strategically
placed vessels (25) and response equipment and pre-planned
strategies/tactics for protecting economic, environmental
& community sensitivities, as well as the safety of both
the responders and the public. WCMRC fulfils the 24 hr on-call role of
field response/operations for the response organisation. WCMRC
also offers a range of preparedness training, exercising and
third party response services.