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December 21 – The EMSA Programming Document 2019-2021 was adopted by the Administrative Board at the end of 2018.

It constitutes the Agency’s roadmap for the year to come, laying out the specific actions and resources for 2019, and provides an indication of possible developments in the medium term.

• In 2019, EMSA’s “tool-box” available to support the pollution response mechanisms of coastal States will include:

• The network of stand-by oil spill response vessels around the European coastline, which will remain at the core of EMSA’s operational pollution response services;

• The Equipment Assistance Service (EAS) in the Northern Baltic Sea, Baltic Sea, North
Sea and Adriatic Sea offering specialized equipment for Vessels of Opportunity (VOO);

• The sea-borne dispersant application capability, including dispersant stocks and spraying equipment provided by selected vessels arrangements and also available for VOO.

As risks differ in regions, the distribution and response capabilities of the operational pollution response services provided by the Agency are based on environmental sensitivities of sea areas, amount of oil transported in the area, ship traffic density, existing oil pollution response capacity in coastal States of that region, etc. Following a review of the geographical distribution and number of response arrangements, in 2019 the location of certain response arrangements will be optimised.

In order to improve the reliability of the (ageing) oil spill response equipment and ensure a high quality service to the Member States, renewal of selected equipment sets will be carried out either through replacement by newer equipment or the overhauling of the existing systems.

Moreover, in 2019 the Agency will continue strengthening existing response arrangements considering latest developments of state-of-the-art equipment.

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JANUARY MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
23 January 2019
• BOOK NOW FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING, DINNER AND AWARDS ON 26 FEBRUARY 2019

The Annual Members Meeting, Dinner and Awards is open to ALL members and guests, and will be held in London, at the Watermen’s Hall in the City, at 1800hrs on 26 February, price £95 per person. Book now at info@ukspill.org

NOMINATE YOUR WINNER
The Board of UKSpill invites each company to take part in the 2019 Annual Awards.
As in previous years, we are inviting nominations in the following categories –

Individual Responder, Corporate Responder, and Manufacturer/Services.

This year we are also inviting nominations for Innovation in the Spill Industry. The aim of the Awards is to encourage recognition of outstanding work in the oil spill industry, by individuals, and member companies over the last 12 months.

Nominations for the 2019 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 31 January 2019. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2019 Annual Dinner in London on 26 February 2019.

Plans are being made for a Spill Seminar in 2019 at the Fire Service College, check the website for news, and with launch of ISAS and cooperation with ISCO, a new look and more news.

Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association
T 0333 444 1890 M 07793 649643 E info@ukspill.org W www.ukspill.org





UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs

Agenda for Annual Members Meeting

1 Co Chairman Mark Orr opens meeting, apologies, approval of 2018 minutes (see below)
2 Members (eligible Corporate) vote to approve a), appointment of new co chair, Lee Barber of Ambipar, b) approve the Board decision to reduce to 5 members plus the Executive Director, reducing from 7, with options to co opt, and c) approve renewal of Executive Directors contract for 2019
3 Executive Director’s Report on future plans, events, and progress with ISAS
4 Meeting opens for discussion by Members
5 Any other business
6 Meeting closes

Draft Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16th March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an MoU signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and in 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for 2021 in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in October.,

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.

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NOVEMBER MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
28 November 2018
• NEW DATE - 26 FEBRUARY 2019 FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING, DINNER AND AWARDS
The Annual Dinner for members and guests in London, will be held at the Watermen’s Hall in the City, at 1800 on 26 February, price £95 per person. Book now at info@ukspill.org

NOMINATE YOUR WINNER
The Board of UKSpill invites each company to take part in the 2019 Annual Awards.
As in previous years, we are inviting nominations in the following categories – Individual Responder, Corporate Responder, Manufacturer/Services. This year we are also inviting nominations for Innovation in the Spill Industry. The aim of the Awards is to encourage recognition of outstanding work in the oil spill industry, by individuals, and member companies over the last 12 months.

Nominations for the 2019 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 15 January 2019. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2019 Annual Dinner in London on 26 February 2019.

• UKSPILL BOARD APPROVES NEW APPOINTMENTS TO ISAS
At the November Board meeting, Dave Salt was confirmed as Chairman of the International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS), with Shirley Miles leading on Marketing, and John Dawes as Accreditation Manager.

• SPILL SEMINAR REPORT
The Spill Seminar on 7 November at the Fire Service College was attended by close to 50 delegates, and the presentations are available on the UKSpill homepage click http://www.ukspill.org/spill-archive.php
Plans are being made for a Spill Seminar in 2019 at the Fire Service College, check the website for news, and also the archive of previous events, and with launch of ISAS and cooperation with ISCO, a new look and more news.

Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association
T 0333 444 1890 M 07793 649643 E info@ukspill.org W www.ukspill.org

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PRESS RELEASE FOR ISAS CONTRACT WITH THE MCA



INTERNATIONAL SPILL ACCREDITATION SCHEME (ISAS) approved by MCA for the new Marine Standard
For release, Monday 29 October 2018
The International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) a joint venture between the UK Spill Association and ISAA, has after approval of its Scheme by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), now concluded a formal agreement with the MCA.
The agreement was signed on 16th October 2018 and represents the beginning of a cooperation between the UK Spill Association, through its UK Spill Contractor’s Accreditation Scheme, and ISAA, the International Spill Accreditation Association Scheme. This brings together over 60 Oil Spill Responder Organisations (OSRO’s) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The new UK National Standard for Marine OSRO’s comes into force on the 1st of November 2018, marking the beginning of a one-year grace period for providers of Tier 2 response services and their recipients, during which time previous marine accreditations will continue to be recognised. Under the MCA's OPRC Guidelines for Ports and OPRED's Guidance Notes for Preparing Oil Pollution Emergency Plans, from the 1st November 2019 OSRO’s delivering or intending to deliver Tier 2 response services to ports, harbours, marine terminals and offshore installations will be required to be in compliance with the new Standard . This standard replaces Marine Accreditations previously in place. For details of the standard go to: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715009/UK_National_Standard_for_Marine_Oil_Spill_Response_Organisations.pdf
Mark Orr, co chair of the UK Spill Association said “The ISAS partnership brings the UK Spill Accreditation and ISAA Schemes together under one banner. Henceforth, apart from Accreditation to the new Marine Standard, ISAS will offer Accreditation of Inland Spill Response based on high standards that have successfully been operated for over a decade by both UKSpill and ISAA Schemes. With the increasing need to protect our environment from the harm that oil spillages can cause, basic spill response procedures audited by an experienced accreditation body provide assurance of standards, competence and capability.”
Further information can be obtained from the Scheme Manager, John Dawes - email johnadawes@btinternet.com or info@ukspill.org
For further information the UK Spill Association see www.ukspill.org contact info@ukspill.org or on +443334441890

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2019 Annual members meeeting, dinner & awards

UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs
BOOK AT £95 PP - info@ukspill.org

SPONSORED BY OAMPS HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIES
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2018 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16 March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies, a total of 19 members and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting were approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an agreement signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and a review is being undertaken to understand members needs. In 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for the 2021 event in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in November.

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – RM noted that again OAMPS had kindly sponsored the drinks reception after the Annual; Meeting. none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.



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Spill Industry Seminars at InterSpill 2018

With just over three weeks to go, UKspill is host again for the Interspill Conference & Exhibition to be held at Excel, in London’s Dockland over 13 to 15 March 2018.
Full Story >>


SPILLCON 2019

Spillcon 2019 will be held at Perth, Australia over 20-24 May 2019 see www.spillcon.com/2019/index.html
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JANUARY MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
23 January 2019
• BOOK NOW FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING, DINNER AND AWARDS ON 26 FEBRUARY 2019

The Annual Members Meeting, Dinner and Awards is open to ALL members and guests, and will be held in London, at the Watermen’s Hall in the City, at 1800hrs on 26 February, price £95 per person. Book now at info@ukspill.org

NOMINATE YOUR WINNER
The Board of UKSpill invites each company to take part in the 2019 Annual Awards.
As in previous years, we are inviting nominations in the following categories –

Individual Responder, Corporate Responder, and Manufacturer/Services.

This year we are also inviting nominations for Innovation in the Spill Industry. The aim of the Awards is to encourage recognition of outstanding work in the oil spill industry, by individuals, and member companies over the last 12 months.

Nominations for the 2019 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 31 January 2019. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2019 Annual Dinner in London on 26 February 2019.

Plans are being made for a Spill Seminar in 2019 at the Fire Service College, check the website for news, and with launch of ISAS and cooperation with ISCO, a new look and more news.

Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association
T 0333 444 1890 M 07793 649643 E info@ukspill.org W www.ukspill.org





UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs

Agenda for Annual Members Meeting

1 Co Chairman Mark Orr opens meeting, apologies, approval of 2018 minutes (see below)
2 Members (eligible Corporate) vote to approve a), appointment of new co chair, Lee Barber of Ambipar, b) approve the Board decision to reduce to 5 members plus the Executive Director, reducing from 7, with options to co opt, and c) approve renewal of Executive Directors contract for 2019
3 Executive Director’s Report on future plans, events, and progress with ISAS
4 Meeting opens for discussion by Members
5 Any other business
6 Meeting closes

Draft Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16th March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an MoU signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and in 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for 2021 in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in October.,

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.

Full Story >>


NOVEMBER MEMBER NEWS UPDATE



To: Members of the UK Spill Association
28 November 2018
• NEW DATE - 26 FEBRUARY 2019 FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING, DINNER AND AWARDS
The Annual Dinner for members and guests in London, will be held at the Watermen’s Hall in the City, at 1800 on 26 February, price £95 per person. Book now at info@ukspill.org

NOMINATE YOUR WINNER
The Board of UKSpill invites each company to take part in the 2019 Annual Awards.
As in previous years, we are inviting nominations in the following categories – Individual Responder, Corporate Responder, Manufacturer/Services. This year we are also inviting nominations for Innovation in the Spill Industry. The aim of the Awards is to encourage recognition of outstanding work in the oil spill industry, by individuals, and member companies over the last 12 months.

Nominations for the 2019 awards should be submitted to info@ukspill.org by 15 January 2019. An independent jury will decide and the winners will be announced at the 2019 Annual Dinner in London on 26 February 2019.

• UKSPILL BOARD APPROVES NEW APPOINTMENTS TO ISAS
At the November Board meeting, Dave Salt was confirmed as Chairman of the International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS), with Shirley Miles leading on Marketing, and John Dawes as Accreditation Manager.

• SPILL SEMINAR REPORT
The Spill Seminar on 7 November at the Fire Service College was attended by close to 50 delegates, and the presentations are available on the UKSpill homepage click http://www.ukspill.org/spill-archive.php
Plans are being made for a Spill Seminar in 2019 at the Fire Service College, check the website for news, and also the archive of previous events, and with launch of ISAS and cooperation with ISCO, a new look and more news.

Roger Mabbott, Executive Director, UK Spill Association
T 0333 444 1890 M 07793 649643 E info@ukspill.org W www.ukspill.org

Full Story >>


PRESS RELEASE FOR ISAS CONTRACT WITH THE MCA



INTERNATIONAL SPILL ACCREDITATION SCHEME (ISAS) approved by MCA for the new Marine Standard
For release, Monday 29 October 2018
The International Spill Accreditation Scheme (ISAS) a joint venture between the UK Spill Association and ISAA, has after approval of its Scheme by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), now concluded a formal agreement with the MCA.
The agreement was signed on 16th October 2018 and represents the beginning of a cooperation between the UK Spill Association, through its UK Spill Contractor’s Accreditation Scheme, and ISAA, the International Spill Accreditation Association Scheme. This brings together over 60 Oil Spill Responder Organisations (OSRO’s) in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The new UK National Standard for Marine OSRO’s comes into force on the 1st of November 2018, marking the beginning of a one-year grace period for providers of Tier 2 response services and their recipients, during which time previous marine accreditations will continue to be recognised. Under the MCA's OPRC Guidelines for Ports and OPRED's Guidance Notes for Preparing Oil Pollution Emergency Plans, from the 1st November 2019 OSRO’s delivering or intending to deliver Tier 2 response services to ports, harbours, marine terminals and offshore installations will be required to be in compliance with the new Standard . This standard replaces Marine Accreditations previously in place. For details of the standard go to: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/715009/UK_National_Standard_for_Marine_Oil_Spill_Response_Organisations.pdf
Mark Orr, co chair of the UK Spill Association said “The ISAS partnership brings the UK Spill Accreditation and ISAA Schemes together under one banner. Henceforth, apart from Accreditation to the new Marine Standard, ISAS will offer Accreditation of Inland Spill Response based on high standards that have successfully been operated for over a decade by both UKSpill and ISAA Schemes. With the increasing need to protect our environment from the harm that oil spillages can cause, basic spill response procedures audited by an experienced accreditation body provide assurance of standards, competence and capability.”
Further information can be obtained from the Scheme Manager, John Dawes - email johnadawes@btinternet.com or info@ukspill.org
For further information the UK Spill Association see www.ukspill.org contact info@ukspill.org or on +443334441890

Full Story >>


2019 Annual members meeeting, dinner & awards

UK SPILL ASSOCIATION – 2019 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

To be held on Wednesday 26th February 2019 at the Watermen’s Hall, London

The Annual Meeting commences at 1800hrs, Drinks Reception at 1830hrs, followed by the Dinner at 1900hrs
BOOK AT £95 PP - info@ukspill.org

SPONSORED BY OAMPS HAZARDOUS INDUSTRIES
Full Story >>


2018 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING MINUTES

Minutes of the 2018, 14th ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING of the UK Spill Association

16 March 2018

The 14th Annual General Meeting of the UK Spill Association was held at Excel, London Docklands, London, on Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

1. The meeting opened at 1630hrs. The co chair R Proctor welcomed 7 member companies, a total of 19 members and guests. Apologies were received from M Orr of LCM. The minutes of the 2017 Annual Members Meeting were approved, proposed by A Crawford, and seconded by I Peach.
2. The chairman thanked members for voting for the election of a new Director, and announced that L Barber, of Braemar Response had been duly elected with 50% of eligible members voting. The other candidate, N Ashworth of RAW Group, was appointed to the Technical Committee on the recommendation of co chair The Chairman proposed that contract with the Executive Director should be extended to 2019, which was approved by members.
3. The Accounts for 2016-17 will be circulated with the Minutes.
6. The Executive Director reported on the Association’s activities in 2017-18, looking forward to 2019. The changes to company structure reported in 2017 are being implemented. In August 2017, a move was made to merge the Accreditation Scheme with ISAA, which has been agreed by the Board, and an agreement signed, this is expected to complete by the end of 2018. Membership is stable, and a review is being undertaken to understand members needs. In 2018, UKSpill will again take a stand at Seawork in June, supported by 4 companies. Interspill early results show a reduction in exhibition by 30%, but with the same number of companies, and plans will start for the 2021 event in the summer. An Annual Dinner will be held in the summer, dates to follow, as will an Inland Spill Seminar at the Fire Service College in November.

7. The Chairman then opened the Meeting for discussion by Members – S Connolly queried the absence of TAP funding for the industry, RM replied, noting that the scale of our groups was below the level considered economic for the government to support. No other issues were raised.
8. Any other business – RM noted that again OAMPS had kindly sponsored the drinks reception after the Annual; Meeting. none was raised.
9. Meeting closed at 1650hrs.



Full Story >>


Spill Industry Seminars at InterSpill 2018

With just over three weeks to go, UKspill is host again for the Interspill Conference & Exhibition to be held at Excel, in London’s Dockland over 13 to 15 March 2018.
Full Story >>


SPILLCON 2019

Spillcon 2019 will be held at Perth, Australia over 20-24 May 2019 see www.spillcon.com/2019/index.html
Full Story >>


More events >>