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EMSA Network of Oil Spill Response Vessels - Protecting European Seas against Pollution

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m cover-osrvEMSA works with Member States to support with additional means in a cost effcient way pollution response actions; and provides assistance in case of pollution caused by ships and oil and gas installations affecting third countries sharing a regional basin with the European Union. Find more in this leaflet.

Network of Response Vessels: Quick facts

Number of vessels which can be mobilised simultaneously: 16

Average storage capacity per vessel for recovered oil: 3.500 m3

Network storage capacity, if 16 vessels are mobilised: 60.000 m3

Number of related equipment stockpiles: 16

Mobilisation time (vessel ready to sail to site) after request: 24 hours

Mobilisation procedure:

-Member States request assistance via the ERCC

-Member States have operational control of the vessel during the incident