Over the last few years and in the aftermath of Deepwater Horizon and other major spills, our industry and the main providers extensively used concepts and approaches such as “Tier 3 support”, “Global response capability” and “Integrated services” that have been proved unrealistic and extremely difficult to apply; without any doubt, time has proved to be the most critical factor, making local and regional capacity the most important element in the response operation. The outcome of any oil pollution response incident depends primarily on the way the situation is handled at the onset. A rapid well-structured response decreases the potential health threat and/or damage to the environment. It is also a fact, that the majority of the spills can be dealt locally and within few hours the spill should be contained and recovered and the crisis should be efficiently handled by the responsible party or their contractors. Therefore, we believe that building your organization’s local capacity is the most crucial factor in the response hierarchy; global support and resources should of course exist but follow.
Furthermore, our experience in a number of spill incidents has proved that response efficiency and clean up operations are not always a result of very expensive resources but rather the outcome of organized management of planning, logistics, operations and utilization of smart cost-efficient resources and equipment.
We are here to discuss and understand your needs, understand your budget limitations in line with your contractual or legislative obligations, recommend the most cost efficient equipment and setup based on these, develop your plans and policies and ensure that your organization is compliant to applicable legislation and ready to respond to a reasonable spill incident with the most reasonable, suitable means and resources, including skilled and trained personnel.