Oil Spills and Ship Groundings

Each year, OR&R scientists and staff use their technical expertise to respond to 150-200 incidents in U.S. coastal waters, the majority of which are oil spills and vessel collisions or groundings. However, other incidents can result from hurricanes or drilling well blowouts, as in the case of the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. Explore this sampling of photos from OR&R response efforts.