The range of operational choices open to the response coordinator is restricted
by a wide range of factors, including: the available timeframe during which
response is possible, the sea conditions, the ecological characteristics
of the area and the nature of the pollutant.
Intervention near the shoreline
Possible response options can be categorised as follows: actions at the source, response at sea, response on slicks close to the shoreline and response onshore.
Intervention at sea