OIL CONTAINMENT BARRIER, 50 MILES WEST OF ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA. SOYBEAN OIL WILL BE USED

The project is concerned with full scale testing of an oil containment barrier in order to furnish verification of the prototype design with regard to the combined effects of waves and currents on barrier motions and oil retention efficiency. Johns-Manville was awarded a contract to develop a prototype air deployable high seas oil containment barrier. Testing without oil was scheduled in the Morehead City, N.C. area during the months of May and June, 1971. Testing with oil is scheduled in an area 50 miles at sea west of St. Petersburg, Florida commencing the week of 28 June 1971. The test will use soybean oil, which is a biodegradable, non-toxic, non-persistent, edible substance as a substitute for crude oil. No adverse effects were envisioned.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Final Environmental Impact Statement. Submitted to Council on Environmental Quality, Washington, D.C. Supersedes report dated 5 May 71, PB-198696D.
  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20593
  • Publication Date: 1971-6-29

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00019468
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 25 1971 12:00AM