OR&R continues to support response operations for the recent barge collision and oil spill in the Mississippi River near Columbus, Kentucky. Oil spilled from the damaged barge (a slurry oil) was heavier than water and sank to the river bottom.
Articles from September 18, 2015
SEPT. 11, 2015--The NOAA Marine Debris Program is a proud sponsor of the annual International Coastal Cleanup. This year, the cleanup is taking place on Saturday, September 19th across the globe from 9 am to noon.
The NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP) recently met with partners from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), who are conducting experiments to estimate incidental mortality rates of blue crabs and bycatch species when confined in derelict crab pots.
During the week of September 14-18, 2015, NOAA's Disaster Response Center hosted the U.S. Coast Guard for its Leadership and Management School (LAMS).
This course is designed to enhance and build supervisory skills through an experienced-based curriculum.
OR&R participated in a U.S. Coast Guard oil spill drill that was hosted by Chevron at their Richmond, California, refinery.
As part of the drill, personnel evaluated the use of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and an Aerostat (tethered hot air balloon) to serve imagery to the incident command post.