How To Respond In Case Your Oil Tanker Has Grounded Offshore

Credit: 6 PDH

Course Fee: $36.00

50 Pages


Course Summary

Consider this….an oil tanker has grounded offshore, releasing some or all of its cargo. It is your job to recommend response options to protect the sensitive near shore environment. One of the recommendations that you are considering is the use of chemical dispersants on the already expanding surface slicks. You need a concise, complete, and easy-to- use summary of dispersant technology, to refresh your memory and support your decisions. This course/booklet is designed to fill that need.

Learning Objectives

This course/booklet was developed for oil spill response decision makers, to provide an accurate summary of chemical dispersant technology. To make informed decisions on using dispersants, or any countermeasure, it is important first to have a clear understanding of the potential benefits and risks.

  • How do these chemicals work?
  • Are they safe to use?
  • Why should they be used?
  • Under what conditions are chemical dispersants appropriate?
  • What are the operational issues involved with chemical dispersant applications?

Course Author

American Petroleum Institute



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