Oil Booms for Emergency Harbor Use

by Ralph H. Cross, (M.ASCE), Dir. of Envir. Programs; Alpine Geophysical Assocs., Inc., Norwood, NJ,
John J. Cunningham, Consultant; Alpine Geophysical Assocs., Inc., Norwood, NJ,

Serial Information: Journal of the Waterways, Harbors and Coastal Engineering Division, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 1, Pg. 27-37

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Experience in New York Harbor has shown that speed of deployment is the most important criterion for oil booms, and that this depends significantly on boom design. For most harbors, a light, flexible, 18-in. boom with integral strength, weight, and flotation elements is desirable. The lack of standard end connections is presently a serious problem where more than one type of boom is in use in a spill.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Emergency management | Integrals | North America | United States | New York

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