2021 MSRC Annual Report

Aerostat with Optical & TIR Sensors

Aerostats or balloons are tethered generally at 500’ or below on a Responder Class OSRV, Vessel of Opportunity (VOO) or from a stationary structure on shore. These systems are designed to aid in detection and classification of oil as recoverable or non-recoverable to assist response personnel in the placement of resources.

Locations of Aerostat with Optical & TIR Sensors

  • Activate MSRC  1-800-OIL-SPIL  (1-800-645-7745)
  • General Inquiries  (703) 326-5600