Service Contracts for Stand-by Oil Spill Recovery Vessels


The Agency provides additional response capacity to that of the pollution response mechanisms of EU Member States through contractual arrangements with private or public companies/consortia. Such companies/consortia can be drawn from any relevant industry including shipowners/operators and the spill response service providers.

The contracted vessels would undertake normal commercial activities and, at request, be transformed and mobilised at short notice for at-sea oil recovery services during a (major) oil spill.

This procurement procedure for stand-by oil spill recovery vessels will cover the Bay of Biscay.

More details about this procurement procedure can be found in documents that can be downloaded in the zip file below.

An information Meeting, open to any interested party to attend, will be organised (see the details in the table below). Prior registration is not needed. Nevertheless, it would be appreciated for logistic purposes to receive an e-mail (CPNEG22017@emsa.europa.eu) indicating the participation in the meeting. 


Date  Local Time Location  Agenda Presentations

29 May

14.00 – 15.30

Armateurs de France

47 rue de Monceau 75008 Paris


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The relevant Contract Notice for this procedure (2017/S 091-179401 ) as published in the Official Journal of the European Union can be found in the following link: http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:179401-2017:TEXT:EN:HTML