Arctia oil recovery system

Safety for the growing volume of traffic on the Baltic Sea

Major oil spills require efficient recovery operations. Arctia's icebreaker Kontio is fitted for an extensive array of on-call oil recovery duties on the Baltic Sea.

Oil recovery

We provided on-call oil recovery services to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) 2010 – 2016. Arctia’s icebreaker IB Kontio, was the on-duty vessel of EMSA, providing oil recovery readiness for major oil spills in the entire area of the Baltic Sea.

Kontio boasts more than 2,000 m3 of tank volume for recovered oil along with two separate oil recovery systems. Depending on the receiver’s capacity, Kontio’s pumps can empty its oil collection tanks in less than four hours.

Our other icebreakers can also be equipped for oil recovery duties if necessary. In winter, icebreakers work at hubs of merchant vessel traffic, and equipping them as oil recovery vessels would significantly enhance current oil spill response readiness.