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Red Funnel is taking part in a multi-agency oil spill response exercise on Southampton Water this morning (Tuesday).

The scenario for the simulated exercise is a significant oil spill following a collision between a ferry and a tanker alongside the jetty at BP Hamble.

The aim of the exercise is to test the multi-agency response to a Tier 2 spill to prevent, or limit, the impact of such an event.

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Contingency plans are going to be put through their paces and the exercise will allow a wide range of organisations to strengthen their partnership approach, in the event that a significant scale, multi-agency response is ever required.

The exercise is involving BP Hamble, Red Funnel, Whitaker Tankers and the ABP Southampton marine team.

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