BOUCHARD NO. 65 OIL SPILL IN THE ICE-COVERED WATER OF BUZZARDS BAY

On Jan. 28, 1977, the barge Bouchard No. 65 grounded, releasing about 81,150 gal (307 sq m 3) No. 2 home heating oil into Buzzards Bay, MA, which was 90% ice covered. Field measurements and observations began at the spill site on Jan. 29 and continued until Feb. 25, when only negligible amounts of oil remained in the bay. This paper presents these data and puts the results in perspective with the present state of the art.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Petroleum Engineers

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  United States  75206
  • Authors:
    • Deslauriers, P C
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

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  • Accession Number: 00310490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM