Marine Spill Response Corp

By: Bubbajunk.com

Marine Spill Response Corp (MSRC) was formed in 1990 to offer spill response services and mitigate damage to the environment. These services are available to organizations, including those involved in the handling and transport of oil and other substances. 
 
MSRC now offers access to the considerable resources of MSRC, Clean Bay and Clean Coastal Waters operating under MSRC's California Region. MSRC offers response capability intended to satisfy the planning requirements such as worst case discharge, maximum most probable discharge, average most probable discharge, shallow water response capability, and shoreline protection and cleanup.
 
MSRC provide services in the Oceans, Inland, and Rivers and Canals operating environments. Currently, MSRC offers in situ burn and dispersants services as well as international and hazardous materials spill response on a case by case basis. MSRC added services in response to non-spill emergencies, such as hurricanes, floods, fires, and other disasters.
 
To provide services, MSRC relies on its extensive inventory of owned response equipment which are dedicated to spill response and is stored and maintained at MSRC's 68 equipment pre-position sites across the U.S.  One of the most visible hallmarks of MSRC is its broad base of oil spill response resources, at the center of which is a fleet of 15 dedicated Oil Spill Response Vessels (OSRVs), designed and built specifically to recover spilled oil. The OSRVs are approximately 210 feet long, have temporary storage for 4,000 barrels of recovered oil, and have the ability to separate oil and water aboard ship using two oil-water separation systems.
 
MSRC is outfitted with other specialized response vessels and support equipment, including 18 oil spill response barges with storage capacities between 12,000 and 68,000 bbls, 68 shallow water barges, 489,849 feet of boom, 199 skimming systems, 7 self-propelled skimming vessels (32 ft. to 58 ft.) and six mobile communications suites. MSRC tests all aspects of response through an internal quality assurance program incorporating MSRC funded drills and inspections.
 
MSRC is an independent, non-profit, national spill response company dedicated to rapid response and continues to grow and change to meet the ever-changing needs of the petroleum and shipping industries and the regulatory communities, whether on a state or federal level.