oil recovery vessel

oil recovery vessel

Ölauffangschiff nave de recuperación de petróleo navire dépollueur

Definition

Boats used for recovering oil spilled at sea from oil tankers. The recommended procedure is to contain and physically recover the spill with or without the use of adsorbents. This approach entails three processes: a) confinement of the spill by spill booms; b) recovery of the spill by sorbing agents; c) physical removal of the contained oil by oil pick-up devices.

Broader terms

water pollution