Oil Booms in Spill Response Lockers


#1

Why not have an oil containment boom on a boom reel on vessels to mitigate releases occurring after accidents?

[img]http://www.crucialinc.com/images/crucial_images/boom_reel.jpg" border=“0” alt=“oil reel boom” width=“399” height=“222” align=“absmiddle” />

[img]http://www.crucialinc.com/images/crucial_images/boom_trailerboomreel.jpg" border=“0” alt=“oil boom ready” width=“411” height=“268” />

For about an extra $100,000 all ships can have one ready to deploy. This is a drop in the bucket when considering the millions of dollars to build a ship versus the millions in environmental damage to clean-up the next spill.

What do you think?


#2

Several companies have equipped their ships and barges with booms. I’m not aware of any deployments as of yet. The facility’s gear is much easier to deploy. There are a few scenarios where shipboard gear can work.

LOADS AND DISCHARGES ARE IN BARRELS…SPILLS ARE IN GALLONS!!