The Global Response Network (GRN) exists to share information, improve spill response performance and provide centres of expertise in spill preparedness, response and recovery techniques.

   
OUR MEMBERS
Alaska Clean Seas (ACS)
Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC)
Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC ~ SIMEC)
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 not-for-profit Arctic-based industry funded co-operative serving oil and pipeline companies on Alaska's North Slope. Originally formed in 1979, ACS was restructured in 1990 from an Arctic response equipment co-operative into a full response organisation.

ACS is recognised nationally and internationally as the industry leader in Arctic cold weather spill response - both onshore and off shore. ACS 90+ response personnel, fleet of 100 vessels, and unique Arctic capable spill response equipment support member companies around the clock. ACS manages over 400 qualified spill response team members who they train on a weekly basis to ensure their response readiness.

ACS has a training staff that provides over 30,000 hours of oil spill response training annually that includes topics such as Advanced Arctic Oil Spill Response, Cold Weather Response, Incident Command System, Winter Oil Spill Response, Advanced River Response Options and Near Shore Oil Spill Response. Outside of Alaska, ACS personnel support Arctic focused research and development projects, respond to unique oil spills and support industry and government(s) as the world Arctic spill response Subject Matter Experts.

Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC)

www.amosc.com.au

Established in 1991, the Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC) based 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 who 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 represents the oil industry contribution towards the Australian National Plan.

Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC ~ SIMEC)

www.ecrc.ca

Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC ~ SIMEC) is the largest Transport Canada Certified Response Organisation (RO) in Canada. It has two roles: provide parties with 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 ~ SIMEC provides coverage in all Canadian waters east of the Rocky Mountains, except for the ports of Saint John, NB and Point Tupper NS. Headquartered in Ottawa, ECRC ~ SIMEC operates six response centres located in three regions: Great Lakes, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. The organisation 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

Founded in 1990, Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) 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

Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) develops and maintains oil spill preparedness on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in order to combat oil pollution on behalf of all 31 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 organisation with 30 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 31 Oil Recovery vessels and 28 towing vessels for mechanical recovery and /or dispersion offshore, and a fleet of 60 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 (OSRL) is the largest global industry-owned response co-operative providing preparedness, response and intervention services world-wide. Membership represents the majority of global oil production, comprising some 160 environmentally responsible organisations from government, marine and energy-related sectors.

Operating from strategic locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, OSRL is an industry leader in this field, having acquired a distinguished track record by attending more than 400 oil spill incidents during the past three decades.

An emergency response can be activated from Bases in Fort Lauderdale, Southampton, and Singapore - and membership guarantees instant access to a wide range of expert personnel and specialist resources, on call 24 hours a day every day of the year. Aviation services are key to business delivery with dedicated aircraft strategically placed to deploy equipment rapidly anywhere in the world, and to provide aerial dispersant and surveillance operations.

Access to integrated capping, containment and dispersant injection capability is available internationally in the event of a subsea well control incident.

Offering an accredited training service, OSRL delivers a programme of published and client-tailored courses designed to address training needs from operational to management levels; and in addition provides a wide range of technical, management and consultancy services.

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC)

www.wcmrc.com

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is Canada's west coast Transport Canada Certified Response Organisation responsible for all navigable water in British Columbia, 27,000 km of coastal shorelines and waters out to the 200 nautical mile limit.

With over 2,300 members WCMRC's mandate is to ensure there is a state of preparedness in place to mitigate the impact of any oil spill. WCMRC owns and operates 31 vessels and multiple caches of equipment that have been strategically located along the coast. As part of WCMRC's prevention strategies the west coast of Canada has been mapped with both environmental and socio-economic sensitivities, and associated pre-planned strategies have been identified and developed.

To support the operation WCMRC has developed a network of contractors and fishers (FOSET – Fishermen's Oil Spill Emergency Team), along with mutual aid agreements with other response organisations for support in the event of a worst-case scenario. WCMRC also offers a range of preparedness training (e.g. ICS), exercising opportunities and third party services.


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