SPILLGLOP 250 : Offshore Oil Spill Recovery Vessel
"Offshore oil spill recovery vessel for use with major oil slicks and discharges.
SPILLGLOP® SG250 (Jumbo) can work efficiently up to force 6 and with a clean up rate of 100 m3/hr continuously.
Her cruising speed is 15 knots.
To fight HNS pollution, absorbents can be stored onboard and then spread out using the water system installed for fire fighting." (YouTube)
Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico :
Seeking Answers on Oil Spill as Questions Mount
"Since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, killing 11 and setting off the biggest maritime oil spill in the nation’s history, questions about the potential dimensions of the disaster have only multiplied from week to week. Readers have been asking whether the oil can be contained, how serious the damage will be and what they can do to help.
Following is a primer on the spill..." (nytimes.com)
Gulf of Mexico oil well disaster
"Emergency teams are using several methods in attempts to deal with the oil at the surface, which has closed 75,920 sq miles (1.96m sq km) of the Gulf of Mexico to fishing." (BBC)
BP: Mile-Long Tube Sucking Oil Away From Gulf Well - Oil spill - Day 27 - TEXT + VIDEO
"Researchers warned Sunday that miles-long underwater plumes of oil from the spill could poison and suffocate sea life across the food chain, with damage that could endure for a decade or more." (abcnews.go.com)
Perilous business of offshore oil drilling "The explosion and fire this week aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico is a stark reminder of the dangers inherent in the offshore drilling industry. The BBC's Daniel Nasaw examines the safety record." (BBC)