Oil Spill Program

The U.S. Navy maintains an in house capability to respond to oil spills of all sizes, with equipment strategically positioned at shore locations around the globe. We work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency, state on-scene coordinators, and other affected stakeholders to contain oil spills from any source. We also have an aggressive spill prevention program that is improving oil handling procedures, personnel training, technical documentation, design and maintenance. U.S. Navy activities report all oil spills, ranging from a small sheen (< 1 cup) to vessel groundings. Please visit the Navy Oil and Hazardous Substances Spill Program website for additional information.

Also see the Oil Spill Prevention and Response Fact Sheet.