New spill response contract forms published

BIMCO and ISCO (the International Spill Control Organisation), have launched two standard contracts, RESPONSECON and US RESPONSECON, for the hire of specialized spill response services and equipment, IG clubs have informed their members The contracts were drafted by a project sub-committee representing industry and chaired by a representative from the International Group.

They conform with the International Group’s Guidelines on Vessel Response Contracts. RESPONSECON is tailored for international use, whereas US RESPONSECON is specifically for use in the US. Terms and conditions are set out in standard clauses with accompanying annexes for the parties to insert detailed descriptions of the required services and rates for personnel and equipment.