Counter Pollution and Response Branch (CPR).
It has responsibility for UK national contingency arrangements for dealing with oil and chemical pollution incidents around the UK coasts and for coordinating the beach cleaning response of UK local authorities when pollution comes ashore. It monitors spillages and decides how they can best be dealt with. It has resources including emergency cargo transfer equipment, dispersant spraying and remote sensing aircraft, dispersant spraying tugs and some mechanical oil recovery equipment and for onshore operations it holds stockpiles of specialised beach cleaning equipment.
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