July 26, 2018

The First Step of Oil Spills Controlling in the Sea

The transfer of oil at sea becomes one of the most effective systems. Tanker does not need to always be on the beach. Transfer can be done in the middle of the sea by connecting the hose to the tanker. Of course, this process has a high level of danger. The hose can be released at any time and result in oil spills in the sea on a large scale. To overcome this, the MBC system was created so that the oil spill could be reduced. Unpredictable marine situations, capable of causing tankers to get off track due to belay failure.

How does MBC work?

In a simple explanation, MBC will lock the oil flow immediately when the hose connection should be released. Before using the MBC, the risk of oil spills is huge. We all know that the effects of oil spills in the sea are very detrimental to many sectors, especially living things that do live in the sea. Sea fish and plants are very sensitive creatures when their ecosystem is disrupted. With an MBC locking up the flow of oil, the oil spill can be reduced so as not to cause marine pollution.

So what if the oil already spilled in the sea? What is usually done to deal with it?

The first step to be taken in oil spill handling in the sea is to localize oil spills using oil booms, which will then be transferred by oil skimmers to a reservoir facility in either tank or balloon form. This countermeasure will be very effective when done in waters that have low hydrodynamics of water (currents, tides, waves, etc.) and the weather is not extreme. Of course, there are already special parties who handle this, so it is not the full responsibility for the tanker crew to cope with the oil spill. However, because it has a very high impact hazard, it is strongly recommended that no oil is spilled on the sea.

Steven D Lawson

Steven D Lawson