BEHAVIOR OF OIL SPILLED IN A COLD WATER ENVIRONMENT

On 4th February 1970, the tanker Arrow struck Cerberus Rock in the entrance to Chedabucto Bay, Nova Scotia in bad weather. The loss of most of the cargo resulted in an oil pollution incident of such magnitude that the Minister of Transport established a Task Force with wide authority to draw on all resources of men and materials necessary to minimize the consequences of the spill. One feature of the spill was that it took place in cold water and was a prestage of what might be experienced in a spill in Arctic waters. This paper deals mainly with the way in which oil behaves when it interacts with the environment and the effect of these interactions on the effectiveness of clean up techniques.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 4th Annual Offshore Technology Conference, held in Houston, Texas, May 1-3, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

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  • Authors:
    • McLean, A Y
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  • Publication Date: 1912-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 129-140
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 1522 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM