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Oil Containment Booms and Oil Absorbent Booms

Oil Booms are one of the most efficient options for containment and oil spill cleanup. Floating booms are available in calm water, fast water, or open water models, to contain oil and prevent further spreading. Oil absorbent booms can be placed around a spill to absorb oil on land or in water. Whether you are looking to contain a large spill, small excess oil in your marina or for emergency spill response, we have an oil spill product that can meet your needs. Not sure which oil boom you need? Call our team at (+1) 772-646-0597 (toll free: 888-703-9889, or request more information.

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Oil Boom Accessories

To complete your containment boom system, we also offer several Accessories to help stabilize, anchor and secure your boom. Accessories include:

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  • Anchor Kits
    • Buoys
    • Painter Rope
    • Anchor
  • Marker Lights
  • Tow Bridles
  • Buoys
  • Tidal Compensators

For more information, check out our Boom Accessories.

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Learn More about Kraken Oil Spill Booms

Our most commonly used Oil Containment Boom is are standard boom available in Calm Water, Moving Water and Fast Water models. These booms are robust in nature and well equipped for extended exposure to marine conditions. oil booms


  • Top Flotation
  • Impermeable PVC
  • Bottom Ballast Chain
  • Grommets
  • Side Connectors (moving and fast water models)
  • Top Tension Cable (moving and fast water models)

Typical length for all booms is a short 6", 12", 16", 20" or 24" depth. For areas with underwater requirements, we also offer models with an extended skirt to control below the surface of the water. Deployment Facts

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Oil Absorbent Booms

Absorbent Booms are an alternative containment option for any site needing to both contain and absorb oil. Absorbent Oil Booms are most frequently used in calm water areas, marinas, or industrial facilities looking to target and remove hydrocarbons.

Absorbent Boom Options:

  • Standard Boom (great for marinas, harbors, bays and docking areas)

  • Spaghetti Boom (perfect for areas with thick or fast moving water)


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If you have questions about any of our products, give us a call at (+1) 772.646.0597 or toll free at (+1) 888.703.9889 or request a price quote.

Oil Spill Containment Boom Deployment Options

How to handle an oil spill depends on different factors like type of the oil spilled, location, weather, time of day, manpower available and equipment at hand. Boom Deployment Types:

  1. Containment Boom: Containment oil boom deployment is a common tactic for areas with a mild current or moving water conditions. This type of deployment requires the boom to be installed around the spill area and perpendicular to where the spill is located. Booms are intended to completely contain the spill area and prevent further spreading.

  2. Deflection Boom: Deflection deployment refers to booms which are placed along side spills to deflect oil to the desired cleanup locations. This type of deployment is common in areas where there are strong currents and where complete containment of the spill is not possible.

  3. Exclusion Boom: Exclusion boom deployment occurs when booms are placed around a particular area to protect oil from flowing into that spot. This type of deployment is intended to block or protect certain areas (sensitive spots such as marsh lands, intakes or shores) from contamination

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Environmental Effects of Oil Spills

Due to the environmental effects oil spills can have on birds and marine mammals, have a containment boom and plan in place is often essential for quick spill response.

For birds, oil penetrates and and opens up the plumage, reducing is insulating ability and make birds more vulnerable to temperature fluctuations. Exposure can also impair flight ability of birds, making it difficult or impossible for them to escape their predators. Most birds affected by an oil spill will die unless there is human intervention.

Marine mammals exposed to oil spills are affected in similar ways as seabirds. Oil coats the fur of sea otters and seals, reducing its insulation abilities and leading to body temperature fluctuations and hypothermia. Ingestion of the oil causes dehydration and impaired digestion.

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If you have questions about any of our products, give us a call at (+1) 772.646.0597 or toll free at (+1) 888.703.9889 or request a price quote.