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Our members train hard and equip for all eventualities so that when the call comes their response to pollution incidents is effective and the staff have the training to manage the incidents safely and professionally. The catalyst for the formation of the oil spill response industry was several major tanker spills – SS Torrey Canyon, SS Walfra and SS Amoco Cadiz. These incidents in relatively close succession caused the government to wake up to the risk it carried in allowing lightly regulated vessels to navigate their waters with inadequate maritime pollution incident plans as demonstrated by the response to each of these pollution incidents.

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