Oil spills occur when an offshore oil rig experiences an accident or a cargo ship capsizes. Once the oil is spilled over the surface of ocean, it is not only a disaster for marine environment, but also devastating once the spilled oil is absorbed by marine creatures and finds its way into the food chain.
ST 0IL is an intelligent spill removal fleet with its associated management system built around the idea of a fleet of mother vessel and several children vessels. When oil spills, mother vessel carries her children to the site. On arrival, the children are detached and circle around the spill for containment while the absorbent materials remove the spill. Once a child is filled, it runs back to the mother and transfers the collected oil to her. Both the mother and children are equipped with LIDAR and visual sensors for better identification of oil spill.