Oil Spill Services
We have been involved in oil spill services for over 70 years. By holding key contracts with government organisations for oil spill services and counter pollution response, we have been able to train and develop our staff to the highest standards.
Our oil spill services include:
24 Hour Response
In conjunction with our marine and road haulage divisions, our incident response team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We hold airside liability insurance allowing us to deploy equipment direct to aircraft for rapid response.
With a wealth of experience in the marine environment, we have built a reputation as one of the UK’s leading boom deployment specialists. We have deployed booms in Tier 3 oil spills in the UK and abroad. We have deployed booms on exercises nationwide as part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s ‘National Contingency Plan’. We hold our own stock of boom for use in coastal, estuarine and inland waterway incidents and for booming of ships during bunkering operations.
We have significant experience in the production of risk assessments, estuarine surveys for boom deployment and spill recovery plans for use in contingency planning for both ports and local authorities.
Counter Pollution Vessels And Equipment
We operate a number of specialist marine response vessels which can quickly be dispatched to an incident site for use in booming and/or pollution recovery. As well as being qualified and experienced boat handlers, our marine staff are trained in the use of specialist counter pollution equipment.
Our counter pollution equipment includes:
- floatation booms
- sorbent booms
- mobile oil recovery equipment
- beach clean-up equipment
- specialist personal protective equipment
- pollution storage tanks
Our equipment is containerised for fast dispatch to incidents nationwide.
We work closely with specialist waste contractors and will ensure that any recovered waste is dealt with in accordance with the applicable legislation.
From our bases in Southampton and Milford Haven, we are able to deploy our oil spill services and rapidly respond to incidents nationwide. Under the UK Oil Spill Contractors Accreditation Scheme, we are accredited for Fresh Water and Marine response.