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Fixed wing aerial dispersant capability

We developed a fixed wing aerial dispersant capability as a key component of Australia's capacity to respond to oil spills in the marine environment.

This capability is was developed in conjunction with, and is jointly funded by, the Australian Institute of Petroleum (AIP) through its Geelong-based Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC). Based on the concept of utilising large agricultural fixed wing aircraft to apply oil spill dispersants, the capability is designed to complement dispersant spraying arrangements using helicopters, which are typically confined to close inshore work.

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Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

2 December 2019