Evaluation of New Approaches to the Containment and Recovery of Oil in Fast Water
COAST GUARD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER GROTON CT
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This report describes the efforts to identify and close performance gaps for containing and recovering oil spills in fast water areas. An initial assessment indicated that little was being done in fast water environments because the technology and training were limited. An evaluation and development program was initiated to identify and test potential equipment to be used in currents greater than one knot. Tests were conducted at Ohmsett, the National Oil Spill Response Facility, and promising equipment was demonstrated in field tests on both coasts of the United States.
- Water Pollution and Control