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The Global Response Network is a coalition of major oil spill response companies operating throughout the world. GRN members are distinguished from other commercial spill response organizations by the fact that they receive their funding from their members or customers through some type of cost sharing formula and not separate contracts more directly associated with for-profit organizations. Members of the GRN provide their direct spill response services to their members/customers and the GRN is not a mechanism whereby a spiller can call on one GRN member and have direct access to the equipment and personnel of another GRN member.

   
OUR MEMBERS
Alaska Clean Seas (ACS)
Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC)
ECRC
Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)
Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO)
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC)
Alaska Clean Seas (ACS)

www.alaskacleanseas.org

Alaska 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.

Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC)

www.amosc.com.au/

The 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 Australia’s 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.

Clean Caribbean & Americas (CCA)

www.cleancaribbean.org

Clean 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). CCA’s unique business design emphasizes minimising day-to-day costs while providing maximum response capability through a network of contractors, consultants, and resource providers.

ECRC

www.ecrc.ca

ECRC 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 specialists.

Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)

www.msrc.org

Marine 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)

www.nofo.no

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.

 

Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)

www.oilspillresponse.com


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.

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC)

www.wcmrc.com

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is certified by Transport Canada under the Canada Shipping Act to respond to marine oil spills for western Canada’s navigable waters. With over 2000 members, WCMRC’s 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.


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