Fast Advancing Encounter Systems #4
These systems are also known as “Busters” and can advance through the water at much higher speeds without the oil entraining or escaping behind the boom pocket than the traditional J boom configuration. The buster may be deployed from the port or starboard side and on-board pumps are available to offload directly into onboard storage tanks. Typical speed of advance is 3-4 knots. Busters are typically not effective in areas where they may encounter a large amount of debris.
Busters may also be used with two vessels, which would tow the buster to collect oil in the pocket and then connect with a vessel with a pump system and on-board storage to recover the oil from the pocket.
The #4 size buster pocket can potentially store 196 bbls of recovered oil.