Oil Spill Recovery News

Arctic FoxTail (Photo: H. Henriksen)

Oil Spill Cleanup Device Tailored for the Arctic

;H. Henriksen began to develop the arctic ready system through the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) and Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) Oil Spill Response 2015 program, which invited vendors to develop new commercially avilable technologies to handle oil spill recovery in arctic conditions. H. Henriksen’s Arctic FoxTail proposal was accepted, and protype development started in 2016.The scope of the project was to widen the weather widow in which oil can be taken from the water with skimmers. According to H. Henriksen, the old skimmers are very redundant

(Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

'Roomba' in the Arctic

aboard the Healy during the skimmer trials. “Each time we test a technology, we get a better handle on its capabilities and its limitations.”   The testing was a joint effort between Coast Guard RDC, Coast Guard National Strike Force, Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute of Cordova, Alaska, and Coast Guard Cutter Healy.   The Aqua-Guard RotoX Skimmer Importantly, Aqua-Guard’s RotoX skimmer was not originally designed for Arctic operations. The Arctic equipment was a modification; an advancement of Aqua-Guard’s RBS-TRITON, or rotating

Photo: Lamor Corporation

Guam Bolsters Oil Spill Recovery Capacity

Lamor recently commissioned itsLSC 4C Side Collecting Oil Skimming System for Guam’s Oil Spill Response Operations Company (OSROCO) and T&T Marine Salvage (T&T) making it the largest skimming system in the region.   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. Additionally, the companies’

The CURV ROV is prepared for the search (Courtesy of U.S. Navy)

SUPSALV & Finding El Faro

office, eight ESSM warehouses and support centers around the world, a Deep Ocean Search and Recovery warehouse and engineering facility in Maryland, and diving services support offices in Virginia, California, Hawaii, Japan, and Bahrain. Our inventory of search equipment, diving support material, oil spill recovery equipment, and spares total more than 30,000 items, more than 500,000 sq. ft. of facilities, and a world class diving and equipment research facility. SUPSALV maintains national mission assets of search and recovery systems with capabilities ranging from shallow water to 20,000 ft. that include

Spillex at Oceanology International

From an oil spill recovery solution in the form of a vessel, to antipollution operations at sea, and from oil containment booms, skimmers, tanks, powerpacks and vessels for oil pollution control, to emergency management and response, sensors; and cameras, Spillex, the dedicated offshore oil spill prevention and response exhibition, at Oceanology International 2014 (11-13 March, London ExCeL) is all about solutions.   As commercial operations in the world’s oceans continue to develop, the requirement to be able to operate with the least possible environmental impact is an even greater

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