The international merchant shipping has a well laid out regime for claims arising out of oil spills. The CLC 92 convention refers to levels of cover required by a vessel as per its size.
The industry has arrangements for supplementary fund to cater to cleanup of larger spills. However, the damage control resources have been slower to develop in various regions of the world. The international convention OPRC 1990 lays down the spill response capabilities required to be developed by each country.
AlphaMERS is a Bangalore based company. The full name of the company is ' Alpha Marine Emergency Service Private Limited'. The company plays the role of an OSRO (Oil spill response organization) for the marine industry.
The company provides end to end service to its contracted clients, right from the contingency planning to the training needs, on-site and off-site equipment inventory, and the support required in the aftermath of an incident.