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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:

  • Aegean Sea
  • Atlantic North

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 2021/S 047-116886) as published in the Official Journal of the European Union can be found in the following link: 
Services - 116886-2021 - TED Tenders Electronic Daily (

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