A RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE OIL CONTAINMENT BOOM FOR EMERGENCY HARBOR USE

This report attempts to describe performance criteria for an ideal oil spill containment boom for emergency harbor service. The type of boom recommended is that which an emergency service, such as a fire department or a plant team could transport promptly to a spill incident within a harbor and deploy quickly to contain the spilled oil. The experience acquired by the Marine Division of the NYFD over the course of one year, both at active spill control operations and in test exercises, serves as the principle source of information for this report. It is hoped that the information offered will lead to the development of the ideal boom as envisioned. Among the boom criteria developed are: recommended size and performance capabilities; storage and handling problems; optimum design characteristics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Environmental Protection Agency

    Office of Research and Monitoring
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • CUNNINGHAM, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Maritime Research Center, Galveston
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EPA-R2-73-112
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1974 12:00AM