The contract portfolio exceeded the available capacities, in a year when the number of call-outs for spills was high, with:
- the rupture of an oil storage tank in Gironde, France
- the sinking of several vessels, including an oil tanker and a ship carrying a cargo of sulphur, in Kerch Strait (Black Sea) in a violent storm
- the loss of containers from the container ship MSC Napoli, in difficulty in the Channel
- the collision of the oil tanker Hebei Spirit in Korean waters.
In late 2007, the Board of Governors confirmed the choice of a new Director, the fifth, who was to take up post on 1st March 2008.