Oil spill countermeasure is the plan which is activated when an oil spill occurs. It generally requires some type of manual or automatic-manual activation and definitely requires a commitment of manpower and resources. Contingency plans are procedures which are activated once oil reaches navigable waters. It is often difficult to separate the actions involved in countermeasures and contingency plans. Many of the provisions presented in this paper apply to both. There are four phases to countermeasure activity. They are sequential in implementation, detection, containment, recovery and disposal. These are discussed in some detail.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Gulf Publishing Company

    Box 2608
    Houston, TX  United States  77001
  • Authors:
    • D'Alessandro, P L
    • Cobb, C B
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Accession Number: 00148155
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM