Overview:

In response to the threats to the State of Florida from the oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, the project operational tasking’s required AshBritt to provide services related to the placement, management and removal/decontamination of 95,000 linear feet of oil containment boom (boom) within the waters of St. Andrews Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and West Bay at 66 locations specified by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) for Bay County. AshBritt was required to provide proof that supplied boom was of an equivalent Contract specification or better. AshBritt also provided services related to the placement, management and removal/decontamination of 11,000 linear feet of oil containment boom in Gulf County, FL as well. Project work complied with all federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to boat operation and safety, including applicable National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) standards and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 385-1-1 Safety requirements.

AshBritt, with appropriate supporting assistance (i.e. phone calls to permitting entities regarding permit needs) from the client, was responsible for all permitting and costs associated with the boom placement, including, but not limited to, vehicles (boats, tractors, trailer, etc.); labor and supervision (including equipment/vehicle operators), fuel, and all other items necessary for or incidental to the performance of work as defined in the Contract.

Conclusion:

AshBritt can respond to environmentally sensitive events while maintaining our strict operational procedures and guidelines. This oil spill required a diverse amount of resources, boats, personnel, and management acumen.