14th May 2019, Mavi Deniz get an order to provide 20 pcs of 12 Barrel marine oil spill kits MAVI DENIZ to several vessels at Jeddah Port Saudi Arabia.

MAVI DENIZ Spill Kits are designed to cope with many types of oil and chemical spillages, from ports, harbors, ships, shipyards, heavy industrial plants to small engineering workshops.

The Mavi Deniz Oil Spill Kit is a marine oil spill response measure designed to be deployed easily and effectively, in conjunction with each ships response plan, as required by the IMO, MARPOL and OPA ’90. The sorbents included in the Oil Spill Kit are produced in a variety of forms which absorb up to 25 times their own weight, for spill control, cleaning, and maintenance, marine and other applications.

Regulation Requirements

According to the IMO resolution A535/13 and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 section 4202 it is recommended that vessels of 400 Ft (122 meter) and less shall have sufficient equipment of sorbent materials to handle remove 7 barrels (1100 liters) of oil while larger vessels must be equipped to take care of 12 barrels (1900 liters) of oil. In-land oil barges must be able to deal with at least 1 barrel (159 liters) of oil. Regulation 37 of MARPOL Annex I requires that oil tankers of 150 gross tonnage and above and all ships of 400 gross tonnage and above carry an approved Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP). The plan states that vessels under 400′ require a 7 Barrel (1100 ltr) Marine Spill Kit. Vessels above 400′ require a 12 barrel (1900 ltr) Marine Spill Kit.