Every FAQ You Need To Know About Marine Oil Spill Kits

How to Use an Oil Spill Kit
September 25, 2020

It is inevitable that marine oil spills will occur every once in a while. Having the necessary tools and equipment on hand when one occurs is crucial to ensure the safety of your team and the protection of the water.

With over a decade of experience, we have a multitude of marine oil spill kits available to order and have on hand should you find yourself in a situation where it needs to be used.

If you’re not sure which marine oil spill kit you need, please feel free to get in touch with our specialist team who are based in Johannesburg. To find out more, check out some of our FAQs below.


Who is responsible for cleaning up an oil spill?

Marine oil spill prevention is a team effort involving the marina, fuel supplier and the boating team. The responsibility of cleaning up any spills falls with the team on the boat.

When equipped with one of our marine oil spill kits, taking care of the situation will be incredibly easy and can be conducted quickly.

However, most marinas are expected to conduct smart pollution prevention practices while handling and storing petroleum products. These measures are designed to help plan ahead and prevent potential oil spills from spreading and reaching our waterways.


Why is the response time so important?

It is important to make sure that marine oil spills are dealt with quickly and efficiently to help protect our waters. Your speediness will help minimise the damage caused by the oil spill, avoiding potentially expensive fines and penalties.

Our marine oil spill kits provide everything you need to act fast and in line with the guidelines to make sure the spill is dealt with in the best possible manner.


What is the most effective way to clean up an oil spill?

We have a full variety of marine oil spill kits of varying sizes and absorbency levels, allowing you to choose one that is best suited to your boat/project.

Within your kit, you will have absorbent pads, scatter and absorbent marine booms, together with handling and protection accessories designed to keep you safe throughout the clean-up process.


What is the active ingredient in a marine oil spill kit?

The active ingredient in our marine oil spill kits is the super-absorbent polypropylene, setting us apart from the competition.

Depending on the size of the project you are working on, our kits offer a range of absorbency levels 40L to 1180L. If you’re not sure what oil spill kit you require, please feel free to contact our friendly team.


Is there anything else we can do to help keep waters clean?

There are countless ocean/waters cleaning initiatives that aim to place special attention on looking after the water and keeping it clean. It is important to ensure we are doing our bit for the environment, and that starts by making sure you have the appropriate marine oil spill kits on board.


Need a marine oil spill kit? Order yours today

To discuss your marine oil spill kit requirements with the team, please get in touch today.

Give us a call on +27 (0) 11 849 4767 or +27 (0) 83 385 0762, or send an email to johan@petrozorb.co.za.