As part of our ongoing commitment to providing industry-leading incident response services to our members, Clean Gulf Associates (CGA) has built up and constantly maintains a fleet of vessels and suite of support tools that keep CGA on the cutting edge of spill response. For example, CGA is the only oil spill response group deploying the Aptomar™ SECurus oil detection system that can detect oil in low visibility at nighttime conditions.
Our oil spill equipment inventory features self-contained Fast Response Portable Skimmer Units, Fast Response Vessels, booms, and Shallow Water Skimmers. Our signature piece of equipment is the New Orleans-based, state-of-the-art High-Volume Open Sea Skimmer Barge (HOSS), whose 4100-barrel storage capacity makes it ideally suited for offshore spill containment and recovery. All equipment is owned by Clean Gulf Associates, and is stored, maintained, and operated by the expert personnel of Clean Gulf Associates Services.
Any oil spill equipment is only as effective as its operator, and so we’ve also created the Preferred Response Organizations program, a network of highly trained response service providers that work hand-in hand with Clean Gulf Associates Services employees during a response. Training conducted throughout the year ensures that contractors are prepared to operate our state-of-the-art equipment in the event we need to call upon them for an incident response.
Additional information about CGA’s equipment resources is provided below.