Oil spill mitigation and control

Oil Spill Containment
and EMERGENCY SUPPORT

An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially the marine ecosystem. The term is usually given to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters. The Gateway Shipping Emergency Northern BC Oil Spill Control Program responds to local spill control emergencies in Kitimat and the Northern West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Our skilled team and dedicated equipment allows us to respond with extreme speed.
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We quickly contain oil with emergency oil spill control absorbent and non-absorbent Containment Booms placed around sensitive sites, to prevent and contain the oil. With our 24hr Spill Containment and Control Service - Environmental impact due to these kinds of unforeseen circumstances is minimized.

Booms are floating, physical barriers to oil, made of plastic, metal, or other materials, which slow the spread of oil and keep it contained. Skilled teams deploy booms using mooring systems, such as anchors and land lines in spaces where they are best suited, inclding narrow entrances to the ocean to close off that entrance so that oil can't pass through into marshland or other sensitive habitat and in places where the boom can deflect oil away from sensitive locations, such as shellfish beds or beaches used by piping plovers as nesting habitat.