MSRC RESPONDERS: CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF SIXTEEN OIL SPILL RESPONSE VESSELS

The Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRP) was established to provide catastrophic spill response capabilities to its client companies as required by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. (OPA 90). The MSRC fleet consists of 16 oil spill response vessels (OSRVs), 16 boom supports, 17 oil barges, and numerous small craft totalling 273 vessels. This paper provides an overview of these vessels, their capabilities, and their roles in oil spill response. Particular emphasis is placed on the design, acquisition, and operation of the 200 ft oceangoing OSRVs and the technical issues which had to be resolved in the extremely short time frame mandated by the OPA 90. The authors also discuss some of the problems encountered in assembling this fleet and the lessons learned.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Technology, v 32 n 3, July 1995, p 164 [15 p, 2 tab, 17 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Cowardin, W H
    • Dowell, G W
    • Rodi, R C
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM