marine oil skimming News

  • Series of oil skimming vessels built

    Kvichak Marine Industries is currently constructing a run of approximately 30 each 30" Rapid Response Oil Skimmers fitted with Marco Pollution Control CL-1 Filterbelt oil recovery modules for customers who are responding to the current Gulf spill. The Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt is proving to be one of the most effective oil recovery systems now operating in the Gulf, and is ideally ...


  • Yet another good day for the marine environment

    “Stern Trawler Gadus have, for the past six months, used our oil conveyor to skim the bilge free of oil onboard. The crew onboard finds it liberating to be able to skim the bilge free of oil, leaving only pure water left down the keel. This has given them good leakage control where they can detect an oil leak in a short period of time. Simultaneously, the oil vapor is reduced in the engine ...


    By Faroe Maritime Technic

  • Aqua-Guard invited as keynote speaker of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers monthly meeting

    On March 20th, 2013, Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc was invited to be the keynote speaker at the monthly dinner meeting of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers (CIMarE) Vancouver Branch. The topic of the evening was Aqua-Guard’s “Customized Oil Spill Response Solutions for Offshore Support Vessels (OSV’s)”. Nigel Bennett, Co-Founder of Aqua-Guard spoke on: ...

  • Marine spill response corporation: nexen and statoil sign agreements With MSRC for spill response services in Gulf of Mexico

    (Marketwire) - Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc. and Statoil Gulf of Mexico LLC have signed agreements with the Marine Preservation Association (MPA) and the Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC) that are expected to enhance the spill response plans of the companies and strengthen environmental protection in the Gulf of Mexico. Along with Marine Preservation Association members BP, Chevron, ...

  • Cleaning oil spills with high performance magnets

    MIT researchers have developed a new technique for magnetically separating oil and water that could be used to clean up oil spills. They believe that, with their technique, the oil could be recovered for use, offsetting much of the cost of cleanup. The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 is reported as one of the US’s worst environmental disasters, costing $40 million.  At the ...


    By Stanford Magnets

  • BP outlines plan for controlling oil spill

    BP, the party responsible for the cleanup of oil spilling as a result of the sinking of the semisubmersible drilling platform Deepwater Horizon last week, on Sunday outlined a spill response plan that includes drilling relief wells and permanent capping of the well from which the sunken rig was extracting oil. The Deepwater Horizon sank two days after an explosion and fire at 10 p.m. last ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Encouraging bacteria to clean up oil spills

    Catastrophic accidents account for 9 per cent of the oil released into marine environments. Several disasters, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez in Alaska, and the Prestige incident, off northern Spain in 2002, have seen the use of 'bioremediation' as part of the clean-up operation. Recent work has investigated combinations of natural additives to increase the speed and efficiency of ...

  • Most of San Francisco Bay Oil Spill Not Recoverable

    The latest overflight of San Francisco Bay and the nearby coastline shows very little recoverable oil offshore and inshore from last Wednesday's spill of 58,000 gallons of bunker fuel, the U.S. Coast Guard said today. To date, seven miles of containment boom has been deployed to confine and collect oil in the water and six vessels are skimming and collecting oil. The ...

  • Guam`s Oil Spill Recovery Capacity Significantly Improved

    OSROCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cabras Marine, and T&T operate the skimming system as well as an array of small crafts, and other specialized response equipment.  OSROCO, Cabras and T&T employees are trained and certified in accordance with the U.S. Federal Government’s oil spill response and safety standards. Moreover, the companies’ comprehensive oil spill response ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

  • GEI absorbent boom: perfect for oil spill cleanup in Marshes, Wetlands, Bayous

    Our GEI absorbent boom is is made for spill cleanup to skim or absorb oil and liquid applications and available in a five inch and 8 inch version. Perfect for cleanup of oil and other hazmat liquids in marshes, wetlands, bayous, and near shore ocean environments. Product Specifications: oil absorbent boom, oil absorbents Consists of ...

  • Cyclone Power Technologies Performs Combustion Tests of Gulf Crude Oil

    POMPANO BEACH, Fla - Cyclone Power Technologies, Inc. (Pink Sheets: CYPW) has successfully performed combustion acceptability tests of crude oil recovered from the Gulf of Mexico with its award-winning, heat-regenerative external combustion engine. During the tests, Cyclone ignited a small amount of crude oil spilled from the Deepwater Horizon accident through its combustion chamber fuel ...

  • 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

  • Large China oil spill threatens sea life, water

    China"s largest reported oil spill emptied beaches along the Yellow Sea as its size doubled Wednesday, while cleanup efforts included straw mats and frazzled workers with little more than rubber gloves. An official warned the spill posed a "severe threat" to sea life and water quality as China"s latest environmental crisis spread off the shores of Dalian, once named China"s most livable city. One ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EVTN To Showcase Submersible Voraxial® for Effective Oil Spill Recovery at Clean Gulf 2010

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Enviro Voraxial Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: EVTN) announced today that the Company will demonstrate its new Submersible Voraxial® Separator at the upcoming Clean Gulf Training and Exhibition on October 19-20 in Tampa, Florida. The Submersible Voraxial® is the core technology for a fleet of ...

  • `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

  • Thousands of gallons of oil sopped up from California coast

    More than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretched across 9 miles of California coast, just a fraction of the sticky crude that escaped from a ruptured pipeline, officials said Thursday. Up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked from the pipeline Tuesday, and up to 21,000 gallons reached the sea just ...


    By Associated Press

  • Coast Guard and EPA Approve use of dispersant subsea in further effort to prevent oil from reaching U.S. Shoreline / Agencies reserve authority to stop the use of the dispersant at any time

    The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced they have authorized BP to use dispersants underwater, at the source of the Deepwater Horizon leak. Oil spill dispersants are chemicals that attempt to break down the oil into small drops and prevent it from reaching the surface or the U.S. shoreline. Dispersants are generally less harmful than the highly toxic ...

  • 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

  • Maersk Supply Service - Reduce Oily Sludge by 60 % or more.

    Maersk Supply Service - shows us once again trust - and order 5 SDS units to Supply Vessels operating in Australia and Brazil. Prices for treatment of Sludge varies from place to place - Australia and Brazil has some of the highest prices for handlig of Slude. SDS helps to improve the economics of operating in these waters. We at Faroe Maritime Technic provide at total solution on ...


    By Faroe Maritime Technic

  • LMOS Demonstration in Halifax

    In mid-February, Lamor Corporation demonstrated an innovative new way to recover oil by deploying the Lamor Marine Oil Spill Sweeper LMOS 15 Speed Skimming system in Halifax, Canada in cooperation with their local representative, Griffin Engineered Systems, for leading Canadian response organizations and companies, represented by Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC), Canadian Coast Guard, ...


    By Lamor Corporation Ab

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