Safeguarding our seas is a priority for Oceancare. For this reason, we have invested heavily in equipment and personnel training to be always prepared to tackle any kind of pollution in Malta’s Seas.
In case of an oil spill situation at sea, every minute counts. Oceancare has invested in state-of-the-art equipment which reduced deployment time. The company has identified strategic locations around the two main ports and has stationed boom reels in order to be readily available when needed. These stations are manned 24/7. Oceancare has also invested in quick deployment offshore booms which reduced deployment time – the time taken to inflate and begin using the booms – to 14 minutes. Once an oil patch is surrounded by these booms the operation for the collection of oil can begin through skimmers, vacuum pumps or other specialised equipment.
Oceancare Ltd participated in a drill in conjuction with IFS Ltd at Bighi Bay. During this drill, Oceancare Ltd responded to a call by IFP reporting an on-board incident on the vessel MT Mumtaz, currently anchored at Bighi Bay in Malta's Grand Harbour. The scenario...
Oceancare Ltd has invested in a new inflatable boom to contain oil spills, which can also be used in rough weather. The €100,000 Vikoma inflatable boom rises 40cm above the sea surface, making it ideal for use in choppy seas. Captain Jesmond Mifsud said that the Malta...
Oceancare Ltd conducted a drill in conjunction with one of the leading bunker operators in Malta. The scenario consisted that one of the company vessels was discharging at Rinella tank cleaning facilities when there was a hose failure, which resulted in an oil spill...
Our Experience of Ocean Care efficiency in services related to oil spill response support has always been to the highest standards required by the Maritime Industry.