The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) is a not-for-profit, U.S. Coast Guard Classified Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO). MSRC was formed in 1990 to offer oil spill response services and mitigate damage to the environment. The Marine Preservation Association (MPA), a separate not-for-profit membership corporation, provides the funding required by MSRC for its ongoing operations and to meet its capital needs.
Companies, and their Affiliates, who are Members of MPA may cite MSRC in Vessel and Facility plans within the continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and excludes Alaska. Our Customers may also cite MSRC in Washington and California State contingency plans, as appropriate.
MSRC may be activated by Members of MPA to respond to an oil spill or other emergency. Additionally, MSRC has contracts with the U.S. Coast Guard and the States of California, which entitles them to activate MSRC in the event additional resources are required and under certain conditions. Non-MPA members may only request MSRC services for certain smaller releases but must first execute a Service Agreement and demonstrate evidence of financial responsibility for the cost of the response.
While MSRC’s primary concern is spill response within the U.S., we can offer support to spill responses in other parts of the world. MSRC may be called upon to provide personnel and specialized equipment to help support spill response activities outside of U.S. waters on a case-by-case basis.