MSRC has successfully responded to 800 emergency call-outs and has participated in thousands of customer, federal and state agency, and MSRC internal no-notice drills. With its nationwide professional workforce of over 450 dedicated specialists, MSRC brings a wealth of experience to spill response. Not just hands on, but local knowledge, tactical guidance and years of experience on major response activities in North America and beyond.
MSRC is capable of responding at a moment's notice 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This ready force of personnel and equipment can be dispatched from over 80 sites nationwide.
MSRC also maintains a network of more than 100 Spill Team Area Responders (STARs). STARs are specially trained contractors stationed at 200 locations nationwide. These experienced response professionals are an integral part of the MSRC response system.
Access and citation rights to MSRC and its resources comes through membership in the Marine Preservation Association (MPA). The companies below are just a few of the over 140 companies that have joined MPA. Click here for a complete list of MPA members.
To become a customer of the Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) entitled to cite MSRC in response plans, a company must first become a member of the Marine Preservation Association (MPA). MPA is an Arizona based not-for-profit membership corporation organized exclusively to promote the welfare and interests of the petroleum transportation, petroleum, and energy industries by addressing the problems caused by spills of oil and petroleum products on water. These member companies have recognized the importance of a high quality, dedicated spill response capability necessary to protect the environment and, through MPA, provide steady state funding to MSRC to achieve this objective. A company may execute a Service Agreement with MSRC after establishing membership with MPA to allow the company to cite MSRC resources in vessel and facility response plans.
MPA was established independent of MSRC to oversee broad policy issues affecting its members' industries generally, including funding objectives for spill response capabilities and the mechanisms by which the MPA membership will share in the cost of such funding. MSRC provides independent spill response resources and capability based on the funding received from MPA. While the two organizations operate independently, well established communication is on-going between the two entities. Members of MPA deal directly with MPA with respect to overall membership and funding issues and, as customers of MSRC, deal directly with MSRC regarding all operational and technical aspects associated with spill response.