Clean Caribbean & Americas (CCA)
Clean Caribbean & Americas (CCA) is a Non-profit Oil Spill Preparedness & Response cooperative covering the Caribbean, North and South America. Funded principally by major international and regional oil company members, CCA maintains an inventory of air mobile oil spill response equipment in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, in close proximity to two major international airports, and is capable of responding rapidly to a major oil spill anywhere in the region.
History & Background
For 35 years, CCA Members have collectively created an international oil spill response capability consisting of air mobile equipment, trained responders, logistics support, training and exercises, technical expertise, and a government liaison program to expedite response across international borders.
CCA can support all recognized methods of combating marine oil spills, including dispersants, in-situ burning, offshore recovery, shoreline clean-up and even wildlife rehabilitation. CCA equipment is designed and packaged for airtransport in narrow body jet cargo aircraft (DC-8, B727, B757, etc.) capable of landing and unloading at a wide variety of national and regional airports.
CCA is the principal response organization for the Caribbean and Latin America, and has been involved in promoting oil spill preparedness in nearly every country in the region. CCA was one of the primary responders providing airborne dispersant spraying services in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. We are a member of the Global Response Network (GRN) and our staff Technical Advisors are critical participants and contributors in a number of international oil industry and governmental forums and working groups promoting effective oil spill preparedness and response.
Provide CCA petroleum and maritime industry Members immediately accessible emergency Preparedness and Response resources, services and support in order to minimize environmental impacts from oil spills and related incidents in the Caribbean and the Americas.