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Deep Water Horizon Response Marine Spill Response Corporation. Deepwater Horizon Response. MSRC was single largest oil spill response contractor MSRC provided services including: Mechanical recovery Dispersant Services In situ burn Emergency Communications Services

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Deep water horizon response marine spill response corporation

Deep Water Horizon ResponseMarine Spill Response Corporation


Deepwater horizon response
Deepwater Horizon Response

MSRC was single largest oil spill response contractor

MSRC provided services including:

Mechanical recovery

Dispersant Services

In situ burn

Emergency Communications Services

General Contractor for hiring of subcontractors performing other response services

MSRC was not involved in:

Drilling activities

Subsea Well Control Efforts

Drafting of MMS Response Plan or Spill Management


Msrc mechanical recovery response
MSRC Mechanical Recovery Response

  • 12 Responder Class Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRVs)

    • Initial four vessels were on scene within 24 hours, before the fire was extinguished

    • All Atlantic and Gulf Coast vessels and two from California

  • 3 Ocean-going barges

  • 26 Shallow Water Barges

  • 6 Fast Response Vessels

  • 71 Marine Assets

  • 42 Skimmers

  • 65,000 ft of boom


Msrc dispersant services
MSRC Dispersant Services

  • King Air 90 based at Stennis Airfield in Mississippi was immediately activated

  • C-130 based in Coolidge, Arizona was immediately activated and relocated to Stennis Airfield

  • MSRC coordinated all dispersant logistic services for Stennis based aircraft including:

    • 4 C-130s – CCA/OSR/MSRC

    • 4 Air Force C-130s

    • 801,000 gallons of dispersant sprayed from Stennis based aircraft


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MSRC Dispersant Services

  • King Air 90 based at Stennis Airfield in Mississippi was immediately activated

  • C-130 based in Coolidge, Arizona was immediately activated and relocated to Stennis Airfield

  • MSRC coordinated all dispersant logistic services for Stennis based aircraft including:

    • 4 C-130s – CCA/OSR/MSRC

    • 4 Air Force C-130s

    • 801,000 gallons of dispersant sprayed from Stennis based aircraft


Msrc in situ burn support
MSRC In Situ Burn Support

  • MSRC provided 9 in situ burn kits

  • Support personnel


Msrc emergency communications
MSRC Emergency Communications

  • 5 Emergency Communications Packages (ECP)

  • 4 Small Satellite Package (SSP)

  • 30 MSRC Personnel

  • 3 Specialized Contractor Companies

    • 46 personnel

  • Services included:

    • Full ECP and SSP deployment and support

    • Telephony and Internet support via satellite link

    • Established emergency communications until permanent systems were in place


Msrc general contractor services
MSRC General Contractor Services

  • 52 Contractors

    • 7,278 contract personnel at peak of activities

  • Services included:

    • Shoreline clean-up (pre and post impact)

    • Boom deployment

    • Skimming operations

    • OSRV Back-deck Operations

    • SBS Operations

    • Logistics Support

    • Safety


Challenges to mechanical recovery offshore
Challenges to Mechanical RecoveryOffshore

  • SAFETY – SAFETY –SAFETY!!!

  • Recovered oil storage

    • MSRC OSRV’s capable of 4,000 bbls on board

  • Weather conditions

  • Logistics – resupply of the vessels/ crew

  • Maintenance and repair

    • MSRC instituted a “Pit-Stop” Program

  • Dispersant use

  • Spotting and Locating the oil

    • X-Band radar and Infrared Capabilities being added


Challenges to mechanical recovery nearshore
Challenges to Mechanical RecoveryNearshore

  • Weathering of oil

  • Dispersant usage

  • Encounter rate very low – “Streamers”

  • Debris

  • Different skimmers would work on different days in the same geographic location.


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