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CONTRACTS & CLAUSES | SPILL RESPONSE CONTRACTS November 2017 Spill response contracts earn industry support By Pernille krvad Jacobsen, Manager, Contracts & Clauses at BIMCO t he RESPONSECON contracts have gained a foothold in the market since their publication earlier this year. They are supported by a large number of P&I Clubs, including the 13 clubs under the International Group of P&I Clubs, and various spill response contractors are now considering how to use the contracts in their daily business. There are two contracts: RESPONSECON spill response contract for use globally and US RESPONSECON for use specifically in the United States (US). Both contracts are for hire of clean-up services and equipment following a spill of oil or other hazardous or noxious substances. Pernille krvad Jacobsen Pernille krvad Jacobsen, Manager, Contracts & Clauses, joined BIMCO in 2010 and develops, revises & promotes BIMCOs contracts & clauses. She holds a Masters in International Commercial Laws and Legal Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen and a Masters in Maritime and Aviation Law from Southampton University. Tony Paulson of the West of England P&I Club chaired the RESPONSECON drafting committee, and you can meet him at the 20th Salvage & Wreck Conference on 6 December in London, where he will speak about the contracts, their content and application. BIMCO members get a 20% discount and full details on how to book are on the BIMCO website. Tony Paulson joined the West of England in 1990 with a degree in Maritime Business. Tony worked in the claims department dealing with members and was appointed a Director in 2005. With experience of managing major oil spills in the US and other countries, Tony has overall responsibility for all pollution matters at the Club. He represents the West of England on the International Group of P&I Clubs Pollution Sub-Committee and is the Chairman of the Vessel Response Plan Working Group. Visit our website for more information about the Spill Response Contracts www.bimco.org or get in touch with us at contracts@bimco.org. The Spill Response Contracts are the result of successful industry collaboration between BIMCO, the International Spill Control Organization (ISCO), the International Salvage Union, the International Group of P&I Clubs, the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation (ITOPF) and the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA) Photo: iStock / StudioBarcelona Connect with BIMCO Facebook Twitter Linkedin YouTube