Accession Number : ADA583168
Title : Great Lakes Oil-In-Ice Demonstration 3
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
Personal Author(s) : Yankielun, Norbert E ; Barone, Richard ; Cables, Edward ; Locklear, Christopher ; Wilson, Kevin
Report Date : Oct 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 100
Abstract : This report describes the third season continuance of an effort by the Coast Guard, in collaboration with other Federal, state, and local agencies, private industry, and international interested parties, to gain practical knowledge and field experience in the coordination and operation of equipment, and the exploration of techniques applicable to the recovery of oil spills in ice-infested waters. The effort explored and demonstrated two commercial oil skimmers, a boom, fire cannon herding equipment, ice detecting radar, remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in rubble and sheet ice conditions during February 2013 in the Straits of Mackinac on the Great Lakes in northern Michigan. The exercise produced many valuable lessons learned that are applicable to ice-infested waters within the continental United States and in the Arctic waters of Alaska.
Descriptors : *GREAT LAKES , *ICE , AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION , BOOMS(EQUIPMENT) , DEMONSTRATIONS , LESSONS LEARNED , LOGISTICS , OILS , RADAR , RECOVERY , REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , UNDERWATER VEHICLES
Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
Water Pollution and Control
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE