26 Sep '15, 7am

#peakoil What if oil spewed into Great Lakes?: Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge, the U.S. Coast Guard and...

Thursday’s exercise included about 24 boats, from the Coast Guard cutter Alder deploying its spilled oil removal system to “vessels of opportunity,” tugs and barges in the Straits area put into service to pull booms, the floating, net-like spill-containment devices, said Steven Keck, the Coast Guard’s oil spill contingency specialist based in Sault Ste. Marie. Shoreline protection booms also were deployed near St. Ignace; the imaginary spill funneled into small bays and inlets around the area’s little islands for collection by rotating, squeegee-like skimmers that move the oil into vacuum trucks onshore.

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