Vessels of Opportunity (VOO) may be local commercial or recreational vessels identified to assist in responding to large oil spills in Washington, a rare but potentially devastating occurrence. Vessel owners who volunteer to be VOO will supplement the system of organized, professional spill responders that we already have in place throughout the state.

How to register to be a VOO: If you need additional assistance registering, please contact Shawn Zaniewski at 360-951-1668 or email at

Two options:

  • Use the online form. See below.


Washington Department of Ecology
Spill Prevention, Preparedness, and Response Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600