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  • Alnmaritec boats in oil spill response

    Alnmaritec Limited, a UK specialist boat builder, is rapidly gaining recognition in the market for oil spill response/pollution control vessels with two new boats delivered this year. The most recent delivery was a boom deployment and spill response boat to the Barbados National Terminal Company Ltd. The new vessel ‘Responder 1' is based upon the successful Wave Worker class from ...


  • 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 ...


  • A New Look at Oil Spill Response

    The BP Macondo spill April 22, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico.      Oil Spill Eater II is a far superior clean up to dispersants, and mechanical equipment,  since OSE II has substantiated tests, demonstrations and over 36000 clean ups proving OSE II comverts hydrocarbons to CO2 and water permanently removing spills from the environment. The information ...

  • Spill Center Opens Kenya Branch for Spill Response in East Africa

    Spill Center, a North American leader in support services for companies involved in accidental spills of hazardous materials, fuel and other regulated substances, has opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya, to serve clients in East Africa. Founded in Massachusetts over 20 years ago, Spill Center provides clients ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • Oil Spill Response Strategies & Tactics Training

    Training at Ohmsett takes the learning from the classroom, to the 2.6 million gallon wave/tow tank.  That’s where students receive hands-on training with the latest spill response equipment and techniques used in the field. With the emphasis on practical experience in full-scale oil recovery operations in the Ohmsett tank, you can increase your proficiency using ...


    By OHMSETT

  • Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

    Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about any long-term threats to their water supply. Colorado and New Mexico made disaster declarations for stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers and the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as the waste spread downstream, ...


    By Associated Press

  • DESMI Adds Accredited Oil Spill Response Training

    Leading oil recovery solution manufacturer DESMI has obtained Nautical Institute accreditation for its IMO Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (OPRC) training courses, becoming a one-stop shop for its customers around the world. In many spheres of education, it’s enough for course instructors to have a theoretical understanding of the field. In oil spill response, however, DESMI ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • U.S. EPA Response to the BP Whiting Oil Spill

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is responding to the spill of an unknown volume of oil into Lake Michigan from the BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. BP notified the federal government’s National Response Center on March 24, 2014 at 5:25 p.m. that a spill had occurred. EPA has issued a Notice of Federal Interest, which formally advises BP of the federal government’s involvement ...

  • Oil Spill Response Planning in the Pacific Northwest

    What is the rule? Chapter 173-186 of the State of Washington Administrative Code (WAC) establishes oil spill contingency plan, drill and equipment verification requirements, and provisions for inspection of records for owners and operators of railroads required to submit oil spill contingency plans under chapter 90.56 Revised Code of Washington (RCW), and for the response contractors that ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The Department of Energy`s Scientific response to the oil spill

    At the request of President Obama, Secretary Chu and the Department of Energy"s National Laboratories are providing round-the-clock scientific support to help inform strategies to stop the BP oil spill. Secretary Chu has spent several days in Houston monitoring the top kill attempt, analyzing the data as it comes in and helping to develop strategies to give it the best chances of success. In the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New oil spill response initiative at clean gulf

    Clean Gulf has announced that a new session has been added to its 2010 education programme, entitled Deep Offshore Prevention & Response, Future of Cooperatives. The session, on 20th October 2010, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, will spotlight the Gulf oil spill response consortium announced by four of the world's largest oil companies. The 20th Annual Clean Gulf is scheduled for 19th to 20th October ...


  • 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, ...

  • More Fire Departments Charging Fleets for Hazmat Spill Response

    Fire departments routinely respond to spills of hazardous materials and other regulated substances as part of their service – usually at no charge to the party responsible for the spill. But budgetary belt-tightening is prompting more and more fire services and other emergency responders to start charging spill generators for the cost of the response. Many states and municipalities have ...


    By Spill Center, Inc.

  • EPA approved for up to $13 million to fund federal oil spill response

    EPA has received approval for up to $13 million to fund the federal government’s operations in response to the spill. EPA has the role of Federal On-Scene Coordinator for this incident. EPA can request additional funding if it determines more is needed. The federal government intends to seek full reimbursement for all costs incurred in connection with this incident from the responsible ...

  • EPA Proposal Strengthens Nation’s Preparedness Level and Response to Oil Spills

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP) to improve the nation’s ability to plan for and respond to oil spills. This proposal addresses issues raised by the public, responders, government, and industry officials during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.  ...

  • Coast Guard defends cleanup response to California oil spill

    The leader overseeing a massive oil cleanup along the California coast defended the initial response, saying there were workers on the ground after the spill that stained popular beaches. The first wave of workers deployed booms in the water to corral the oil slick and placed them along the shoreline to protect ecologically sensitive habitats. Others vacuumed up oil from the site of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Government report on deepwater horizon spill fails to recognize its own responsibility

    An official report released by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE, formerly MMS) and the Coast Guard puts BP, Transocean, and other contractors at the center of blame for the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. The report states that the blowout was largely a ...

  • EPA requires Chevron Pipe Line to provide funding for oil spill response

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today reached a settlement with Chevron Pipe Line Company resolving Clean Water Act violations associated with two oil spills at the company’s facilities in Utah. As part of the settlement, the Bellaire, Texas-based company will pay a civil penalty of $875,000. The penalty will be deposited into the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, a fund used ...

  • U.S. EPA Continues Response to the BP Whiting Oil Spill

    The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were on site at the BP Refinery in Whiting, Indiana today to oversee a second day of cleanup operations following an oil spill into Lake Michigan that BP reported on March 24, 2014. A Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team, consisting of representatives of EPA, USCG and BP, inspected the shoreline for a period of three hours to assess ...

  • WWF Report Shows Limited Response Possible to Arctic Oil Spill

    If a major oil spill happened in the Arctic today, it would be impossible to clean it up much of the time. In fact, WWF analysis of National Energy Board (NEB) commissioned research indicates a clean-up would not be possible 44 to 84 per cent of the short Arctic drilling season. For the remaining seven or eight months of the year, during the ice-covered winter, no spill cleanup would be ...


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