Day 11: Coast Guard skims oil during Deepwater Horizon response

Day 11: Coast Guard skims oil during Deepwater Horizon response


Coast Guard Cutter Juniper departed Newport, Rhode Island, on June 2, 2010, to assist with the Deepwater Horizon recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper departed Newport, Rhode Island, on June 2, 2010, to assist with the Deepwater Horizon recovery efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. After a six day transit and three day set up period, Juniper commenced skimming operations between one and six nautical miles south of Gulf Shores Alabama on June 11. With the Spilled Oil Recovery System, or SORS, Juniper was capable of skimming up to 440 gallons of spilled oil per minute with the Desmi Terminator 250 hydraulic pump. Once collected, the oil was stored in three 4,200 gallon oil tanks located on the buoy deck for a total storage capacity of 12,600 gallons. Additionally, over 100,000 gallons could be collected per day with a towed barge alongside. At the conclusion of skimming operations on August 2, Juniper recovered 145,660 gallons of spilled oil. After the 143 day deployment, Juniper returned to homeport on October 24, 2010.

One thought on “Day 11: Coast Guard skims oil during Deepwater Horizon response

  • January 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm
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    Nice Kauffman!

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