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Using dispersant to treat oil slicks at sea - Airborne and shipborne treatment

This guide replaces two others entitled "Manual for treating slicks with dispersants sprayed from surface vessels" and "Manual for treating slicks with dispersants sprayed from airborne assets" dating back to 1987 and 1991 respectively. We update our publications in the light of how techniques, technology and knowledge have developed, in a more operational format. The 2015 update is available in French only, translation is in progress.

This guide replaces two others entitled "Manual for treating slicks with dispersants sprayed from surface vessels" and "Manual for treating slicks with dispersants sprayed from airborne assets" dating back to 1987 and 1991 respectively.
 
It has become apparent for Cedre experts and the organisations we cooperate with that there is currently a need to update our publications in the light of how techniques, technology and knowledge have developed, presenting the information in a more operational format for the purposes of response.

 

 

Table of contents

 

A. PREPAREDNESS - RESPONSE PLAN

A.1 - Why use dispersants at all?
A.2 - How do dispersants work?
A.3 - When can you spray dispersants?
A.4 - Types of dispersants
A.5 - Regulations: dispersant certification
A.6 - Geographical limits regarding the use of dispersants
A.7 - Size of stockpiles and how to manage them

 

B. SITUATION ASSESSMENT

B.1 - Slick characteristics
B.2 - Net Environmental Benefit Analysis (NEBA)
B.3 - Logistics requirements
B.4 - To spray or not to spray?

 

C. RESPONSE

C.1 - How to apply dispersants?
C.2 - Airborne treatment
C.3 - Shipborne treatment
C.4 - How much dispersant to use when spraying from an aircraft?
C.5 - How much dispersant to use when spraying from a vessel?
C.6 - How to treat a slick?
C.7 - Technical matters requiring attention prior to treatment
C.8 - Precautionary measures

 

D. MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT

D.1 - How do you assess treatment efficiency?
D.2 - Monitoring and assessment procedures

Document

Editor
Cedre
Date
30/04/2005
Paper version
not available (pdf: €25)