What oil spill response systems do EMSA vessels have on board?
EMSA vessels are equipped with state-of-the-art oil spill response equipment. All vessels are equipped with two systems for mechanical recovery: 1) sweeping arms, and 2) boom and skimmer, supported by oil slick detection radar. Additionally, other techniques (i.e. dispersant application) are being considered for some of the EMSA vessels. Detailed information about the equipment installed on board each vessel may be found in the Vessel Inventory and the Vessel Technical Specifications documents.