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USCG Cutter Sycamore : Spilled Oil Recovery System Exercise Near Barrow (photos)

120730-G-GW487-001-SORS Prep Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore anchors off the Barrow, Alaska, coast July 30, 2012, as the crew prepares for a Spilled Oil Recovery System exercise during Arctic Shield 2012. Sycamore is a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Cordova, Alaska. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker. 120730-G-GW487-002-SORS Prep Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore unpack Spilled Oil Recovery System (SORS) equipment near Barrow, Alaska, July 30, 2012. The crew of the Sycamore is required to maintain proficiency in operating the SORS equipment by conducting an annual training exercise. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker. 120730-G-GW487-003-SORS Prep Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore unpack Spilled Oil Recovery System equipment near Barrow, Alaska, July 30, 2012. The Sycamore and other ships in the same class are multi-mission and required to keep this equipment onboard in the event of a marine hazardous material spill. . U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Kelly Parker. 120730-G-GW487-004-SORS Prep Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore prepare for a Spilled Oil Recovery System exercise during Arctic Shield 2012 near Barrow, Alaska, July 30, 2012. The SORS equipment is a vital asset to the Coast Guard’s Marine Environmental Protection mission and includes booms to sweep oil into a skimmer. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker. 120730-G-GW487-005-SORS Prep Crewmembers aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore unload boom in preparation for a Spilled Oil Recovery System exercise near Barrow, Alaska, July 30, 2012. The floating boom is used to collect oil alongside the cutter for skimming and containment in tanks on its deck. U.S Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kelly Parker.

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