This short field guide is intended to be used by anyone who is conducting shoreline protection or clean-up operations. Included are the safety considerations for shoreline clean-up, environmental considerations and operational guidance.
Shoreline operations can be a necessary response strategy to implement and will be most successful when:
- The most suitable recovery device for the oil type and weather conditions is selected
- The boom used is well-maintained and deployed by trained operators
- Communications are effective amongst all parties
- Suitable storage is available.