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 an (major) oil spill.

This procurement procedure for stand-by oil spill recovery vessels will cover the following areas:

  • Adriatic Sea
  • West Mediterranean Sea
  • Central Mediterranean Sea

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

The relevant Contract Notice for this procedure (reference 2019/S 068-158394) as published in the Official Journal of the European Union can be found in the following link:



An information Meeting, open to any interested party to attend, will be organised (see details in the table below). Prior registration is not needed. Nevertheless, it would be appreciated for logistic purposes to receive an e-mail (CPNEG012019@emsa.europa.eu) indicating the participation in the meeting.



Local Time




16 April 2019


“Sala Europa”, 7th floor
Ministero dell’Ambiente
e della Tuteladel Territorio
e del Mare
Via Cristoforo Colombo, n. 44
00147 - Roma (Italia)


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