U.S. COAST GUARD FAST CURRENT OIL REMOVAL SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Five concepts to control and remove oil slicks in water current velocities of up to 10 knots are presented. Present technology generally limits the effective removal of oil spills to current speeds of 1-2 knots. Several fast pollution risk areas exist where either high currents prevail or it is desirable to tow response equipment at high speeds. The U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Research and Development, has undertaken a program to develop a fast current oil removal system. Results of a fast current oil behavior study are summarized. The five concepts are described and results of preliminary laboratory testing are presented.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Offshore Technology Conference

    6200 North Central Expressway
    Dallas, TX  USA  45206
  • Authors:
    • Jensen, D S
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 515-526

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Offshore Technology Conference
  • Report/Paper Numbers: OTC 2197 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1975 12:00AM