The Marine Spill Response Corp . (MSRC) finished its Deep Blue Program and is ready to respond to an oil spill incident, if and when necessary.
The MSRC repositioned one of its 210-ft (64-m) oil spill response vessels (OSRVs), the Deep Blue Responder, from the Atlantic Coast to its site in Port Fourchon, LA. Currently, seven responder-class OSRVs are pre-positioned within 60 hours of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM) operations.
Additionally, the company pre-engineered its five storage barges in the GOM as skimming barges. The barges have 48,000 barrels of temporary storage capacity and onboard skimming capability.