Oil Spill Recovery

The Globeco vessels are fitted with a vacuum oil processor which separates water from hydrocarbons with an accuracy of the 98%.
When an oil spill occurs, the pelican sucks the polluted water that flows to a hydrocarbon processor which, working under vacuum separates water from oil. The oil, with a negligible degree of emulsion, is then transferred to storage containers by a gear pump. The cycle allows the collection of 15 cubic meters per hour.
To contain pollution from oil spills, the Globeco's vessels can deploy 500 meters of inflatable floating booms.The picture 6 shows a Pelican collecting solid oils during an ecological disaster caused by an oil tanker. In order to face the huge oil spill caused by the oil tanker Haven (Genoa, 1991), Globeco employed 13 Grancevolas, 19 Pelicans, 2 speedboats, 1 Crab, and 1 Dolphin (pictures 7-8). With the storage tape located on the bridge, the Grancevolas collected relevant quantities of solid oils from the sea (mousse au chocolat).