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Oil Pollution Emergency Planning & Support
Developing fit for purpose Oil Pollution Emergency Plans and providing certified OPEP Level 3 onshore oil spill responders to supplement operator’s oil spill response capabilities.
Orbis offers a full suite of oil spill contingency planning and emergency response support, including:
Evolving Regulatory Requirements
Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico, regulation and arrangements for oil spill prevention and response have been evolving. In the UK, the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Advisory Group (OSPRAG) and subsequently the Oil Spill Response Forum, and its Technical Groups, were tasked with co-ordinating the UK’s response to the issues arising from the Deepwater Horizon incident. This work has resulted in a number of developments, including:
In addition, implementation of the EU Offshore Safety Directive (2013/30/EU) in the UK has resulted in an amendment to the Merchant Shipping (Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation Convention) Regulations 1998.
Orbis has been actively monitoring these changes and maintains a good working relationship with the regulator to ensure that our services remain fit for purpose and compliant with the evolving regulatory regime during this transitional period.