MSRC offers a full range of oil spill response capabilities intended to help meet the planning criteria of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). This is made possible through a combination of MSRC's own dedicated response capability and contracted resources.
The regulations promulgated by Federal and State governments require oil-handling facilities and vessels to prepare an oil spill response plan. These planholders are required to have private response resources available under contract, or available through other approved means, and cited in the planholder's vessel or facility response plans.
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon incident, and before there were regulatory requirements to do so, MSRC worked with its customers operating in the Gulf of Mexico to create an enhanced response capability in the Gulf. This program was completed in 2011 and is known as Deep Blue.
MSRC offers additional services for Hazardous Materials, Inland Responses, International Responses, and Non-Oil Spill Emergencies including Emergency Communications Services.