Various methods of cleaning up oil spills caused by a tanker casualty are discussed. Some properties of oils are given, as is the speed with which the oil slick spreads from the point of the casualty. Knowledge required for contingency plans to be quickly and effectively utilized in order to clean up the spill is discussed, and equipment to help lighten the distressed tanker and clean up any oil in the water is also described, with booms, skimmers and dispersants included in the latter.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Foxlow Publications Limited

    19 Harcourt Street
    London W1H 2AX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1973-4

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  • Accession Number: 00050963
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Kings Point
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM