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AMPD is defined as the Average Most Probable Discharge of the lesser of 50 barrels of oil or 1 percent of the cargo from the vessel during cargo oil transfer operations to or from the vessel or a discharge of the lesser of 50 barrels of oil or 1 percent of the volume of the worst case discharge for a facility. OPA 90 requires that a containment boom equal to twice the length of the largest vessel involved in the transfer be deployed at the site of the operation within one hour of detection of a spill; additionally skimmers and temporary storage must be on site within 2 hours.

OMI Environmental Solutions (OMIES) provides AMPD standby services as well as responding to AMPD releases. OMIES’ strategically located facilities allow us to be the AMPD responder to numerous customers throughout the Gulf Coast.