IMO Manual On Oil Pollution: Section IV - Combating Oil Spills 2005 Edition IA569E
This edition of Section IV of the Manual on Oil Pollution draws on the experience and lessons learned by Governments and industry in responding to marine oil pollution world-wide during the past thirty years. It builds on earlier editions, and provides a clear and concise overview of the present level of knowledge, expertise and understanding in the field of oil spill response.
It covers the behavior and fate of different types of oil when spilled and the effects on marine and coastal resources. Guidance is given on aerial surveillance, the at-sea measures of containment and recovery, and the use of chemical dispersants. A new chapter on burning in situ and bioremediation measures has been added.
The Manual on Oil Pollution series consists of six sections:
- Section I - Prevention
- Section II - Contingency Planning
- Section III - Salvage
- Section IV - Combating Oil Spills (this publication)
- Section V - Administrative Aspects of Oil Pollution Response
- Section VI - IMO Guidelines for Sampling and Identification of Oil Spils