Coast Guard to conduct oil spill recovery drill

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Coast Guard Cutter Oak and Sector Charleston will practice using the Coast Guard’s spilled oil recovery system on the Cooper River Tuesday at 9 a.m.

The SORS equipment is a modern, high performance, single ship recovery system, designed to be used on Coast Guard buoy tenders for response to an environmental emergency. The system is able to begin recovering oil in less than one hour once on scene of an environmental emergency.

The captain of the port has established a temporary moving safety zone around the Oak during the exercise for the safety of mariners in the area.

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