Proceedings Of The Marine

SPR 2015

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58 Proceedings Spring 2015 In this response like no other response, however, strike team members graded an area for the 300-foot, by 8-foot dragone to rest in. Unfortunately, at night, the dracone looked like a paved road … and a large piece of equipment ran over it, rendering it inoperable. Additionally, responders used a 9-foot long, double-stage pump that weighed 500 lbs. and had a pumping rate of 900 to 1,645 gallons per minute. "Treats" Followed "Tricks" The good news: Strike team members, ever resourceful, used vacuum trucks to recover the oil, and then transferred it to tank trailers. Also, as a result of this response (and many others), National Strike Force personnel now use a pump that is less than two feet long, weighs 197 lbs., and features a pumping rate of 2,000 to 3,000 gallons per minute. In Sum The numbers: • The AST continued working full force from Nov. 1, 1983, to Jan. 12, 1984. • The fre was declared out on July 4, 1984. • Total oil runoff was estimated at 840,000 gallons and the fnal costs for response, cleanup, and court proceedings totaled $11.8 million. And finally, the site was deleted off the EPA Superfund cleanup list on Sept. 30, 2005 — 22 years later. About the authors: Mr. Dale R. Hemenway is a preparedness specialist at the National Strike Force Coordination Center. He spent more than 22 years on Coast Guard active duty, with three tours on the Atlantic Strike Team, and retired as a machinery technician chief. Mr. James W. Snyder is a preparedness specialist at the National Strike Force Coordination Center. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard damage controlman chief, with duty tours that included service on the Atlantic Strike Team and two marine safety offces. Bibliography: Visit Visit For example, AST members also used a dracone (a large rubber container that expands as product is pumped into it) to store cooled oil. It is designed to foat, as the strike team typically deployed to oil spills on water. Strike Team Response Equipment and Personnel Field Support ► on-scene technical assistance; ► site safety monitoring; ► air monitoring and sampling support; ► cost documentation; ► command post organization, stafng, and documentation; ► cleanup equipment; ► communications support. Communications Response ► chemical hazard assessment and research, ► air release modeling, ► response methods recommendations, ► long distance communications. Equipment ► command post, ► communications trailer, ► support vehicles, ► viscous oil pumping system, ► submersible and non-submersible pumps, ► type "o" portable dracone, ► personal protective equipment, ► air monitoring equipment.

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