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  • Skimmers Tested to ASTM Standards

    The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has initiated the testing of stationary skimmer systems owned by BSEE and the U.S. Coast Guard. Skimmers will be tested at Ohmsett in multiple oil types to determine Oil Recovery Rate (ORR) and Oil Recovery Efficiency (ORE) using the ASTM F2709 Standard Test Method for Determining Nameplate Recovery Rate of Stationary Oil Recovery ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Oil spill skimmers: oil drum skimmers model 24 and 48 available

    Granite Environmental, Inc. , located on the East Coast of Florida, now has oil spill skimmers model 24  and model 48 (ask for drum or brush options) available. 10 units per model can ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Giant oil skimmer still not ready at Gulf of Mexico spill site

    Tests of a giant Taiwanese tanker to collect oil gushing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico would continue after initial trials were deemed inconclusive because of rough seas. Over the weekend the modified ship, named A Whale, was being tested to separate crude oil from sea water in an area north of the BP Plc well that has been spewing oil into the Gulf. ""After an initial 48-hour ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Test Results Green-Light New Oil Spill Recovery Vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard

    Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release. Maritime-based Extreme Spill Technology, Inc. (EST) today announced the successful conclusion of tests on its 12m oil spill recovery vessel built for the Canadian Coast Guard, featuring an innovative proprietary oil recovery system. Tests culminated at the Ohmsett tank-testing facilities in New Jersey on September 14th, ...


    By Marketwire

  • Galicia, Spain: The Port of Vilagarcía purchases Markleen equipment

    The Port Authority of Vilagarcía de Arousa (Spain) has just awarded an oil spill response equipment supply contract to Markleen. The equipment, which will be delivered by the end of 2008, will complement existing means of oil spill response, and consists of 500 m of inflatable containment boom supplied on two reels and a Foilex weir skimmer, as well as all necessary operating equipment and ...

  • `Green Clean:` Researchers determining natural ways to clean contaminated soil

    Researchers at North Carolina State University are working to demonstrate that trees can be used to degrade or capture fuels that leak into soil and ground water. Through a process called phytoremediation – literally a “green” technology – plants and trees remove pollutants from the environment or render them harmless. Through a partnership with state and federal government agencies, the military ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Oil-spill response vessels launched

    Alnmaritec has delivered two boats in the oil-spill and pollution control market. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat Response 1 to the Barbados National Terminal Company for operation on their oil export facility at Oistins Bay on the South Coast of the island. This delivery follows completion of a high-speed pollution response boat which is operated by ...

  • Oil spill closes 80 miles of the Mississippi River

    Crews are struggling to contain and clean more than 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from an 80 mile closed stretch of the Mississippi River that extends from New Orleans downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spilled early Wednesday near downtown New Orleans when the 600-foot Liberian-flagged oil tanker Tintomara collided with an American Commercial Lines barge that was being pushed by a tug, the ...

  • Opflex Becomes a Part of Italy`s Costa Concordia Solution

    From his home base on Cape Cod, Opflex Solutions' CEO Scott C. Smith saw the wreck of the Costa Concordia on TV along with the rest of the world. His personal knowledge of what happens in marine disasters -- his experiences with the Gulf Coast BP oil spill -- got him on a plane to Italy right away. The oil still onboard the capsized cruise ship poses a real threat to the nearby coastal ecosystem. ...

  • Cargo Ship Hits Bridge, Spills Oil into San Francisco Bay

    In the largest oil spill in San Francisco Bay in at least a decade, a container ship navigating outbound through heavy fog hit a span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge Wednesday morning. The collision damaged the 900-foot container carrier Cosco Busan, allowing 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel to spill into the bay. CALTRANS has confirmed there is no structural damage to the bridge. ...

  • EMSA stand-by services expanding from the Baltic to the Atlantic

    Lamor and Clean Globe establish an oil spill response center in Portugal Lamor and Clean Globe International, member companies of the Lamor Group, will establish an oil spill center equipment stockpile in Sines, Portugal.  For the three year contract, which was awarded to Lamor in a EU tender in November 2006, a 3,000 tdw chemical/ oil tanker MT Galp Marine will be contracted and ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Estonia is getting prepared

    Strong investments to meet oil spills During the past year, Estonia has invested heavily in oil spill response technology. Authorities working with oil spill preparedness and many private harbours have recently purchased the latest technology for oil spill response. Lamor oil spill recovery equipment have been delivered both for offshore as well as for nearshore use.  This positive development in ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • Reef crash underscores need for better shipping rules

    Large vessels need to be in safe hands when transiting through the Great Barrier Reef, and this means local pilots with local knowledge, WWF said this week. The global conservation organisation has called for immediate improvements to the way shipping is managed in the Great Barrier Reef after the Chinese-owned bulk coal carrier Shen Neng 1 slammed into the reef on the weekend. This is the ...


    By WWF International

  • California Oil Spill Cleanup Costs reaches $62 Million

    The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $62 million so far, the pipeline company said Wednesday. Costs are running at $3 million a day, and there is no timetable for when the cleanup will be complete, Plains All American Pipeline's on-scene coordinator, Patrick Hodgins, told The Associated Press. The company is responsible for ...


    By Associated Press

  • `Significant` oil spill closes United States ship channel

    No timetable has been set to reopen a major U.S. shipping channel after nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil spilled into the Texas waterway, but more help was being called in Monday to contain the spill and protect important shorebird habitat. A barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of the heavy oil collided with a ship  ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA begins summer monitoring to protect area beaches, coastal Waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor

    With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is again undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. EPA’s program includes helicopter surveillance for floating debris, water quality sampling and grants to support state beach protection ...

  • Clean Harbors Opens Response Center in New Iberia - Offers quick response to industrial and petrochemical emergencies

    NEW IBERIA, LA – December 7, 2010 – Clean Harbors, the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America, today announced that it has based a regional response center here to respond to environmental emergencies throughout the Gulf Coast region. The new facility also augments the company’s natural disaster response and logistical support ...


    By Clean Harbors

  • BP inserts riser tube containment system, success still uncertain

    BP PLC has made progress in stemming the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico from the sunken Deepwater Horizon with an insertion tube tool (RITT) containment system it put into place in the end of the leaking riser. The company reports that operations began Sunday to allow oil and gas to flow through the tool up to the drillship Discoverer Enterprise on the surface 5,000 feet above. Produced oil is ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA launches annual efforts to protect area beaches, coastal waters and New York/New Jersey Harbor

    With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is again undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York, and protect the health of the people who enjoy them. EPA’s program, which includes helicopter surveillance, sampling and state funding, kicked off Tuesday, May 25, with helicopter flights ...

  • EVTN Showcases Submersible Voraxial® at International Oil Spill Conference

    Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial Separator (booth #256) at the upcoming International Oil Spill Conference (IOSC2011) from 23-26 May 2011 in Portland, Oregon.  During the four day event, the US Coast Guard will present a technical paper titled ...

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