Responding to oil spills in rivers and fast-moving water can be challenging, without the proper tools, spilled oil can quickly move downstream and contaminate miles of banks and waterways. The Elastec BoomVane™Circus Skimmer, and fast response boats are just a few of the unique and patented technologies that work in moving waters.

OptiMax river boom is easily deployed with the BoomVane™ and eliminates a web of ropes and vessels. We offer packaged fastwater oil spill solutions – trailers and specialized vehicles to help access remote places. Boom reels can be provided on road trailers.

Aluminum landing craft

Aluminum Landing Craft

These work boats are often used for fast response – oil spill response, rescue, fire-fighting or transport. They can be fitted with a choice of outboard motors. The proven hull form can carry a range of loads and offers a large deck area combined with a bow ramp for ease of loading equipment from the shore.

Aluminum workboat for fastwater spill response

Inlander Workboat & Barge

The ELASTEC Inlander workboat is a hybrid of hull styles (Skiff, Jon, Sled) to give you a multi-purpose boat with unique capabilities. The modified V hull with a blunt bow, high sides, and a wide stance increase the payload to double that of similar boats, an impressive 4,000 lbs./1,800 kg – added to which they can be lashed together for even more versatility.

1m BoomVane for oil boom deployment


BoomVane™ is a welcome advancement in oil spill cleanup technology, simplifying the challenges of boom deployment in fast water and from advancing vessel systems. It combines the science of sailing and the art of flying a kite, powered only by the water’s current. Elastec holds multiple international patents for the original BoomVane.

Closup of Circus Skimmer skimming oil

Circus Skimmer

Available Interchangeable Circus Skimmer Configurations Circus Skimmer with Suction Weir Circus skimmer with self-adjusting weir skimmer positioned centrally in the oil collection chamber. 2 inch connection for external suction pump or vacuum system (sold separately). Circus Skimmer with E150 Pump Weir Circus skimmer with self-adjusting weir skimmer positioned centrally in the oil collection chamber with […]

OptiMax boom in the Wabash river


The Elastec line of OptiMax containment boom is ideal for controlling oil and debris in rivers, estuaries, ports, and harbors.It features a high-buoyancy reserve provided by stable, closed-cell foam log floats. OptiMax conforms to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 for Protected Water and Fast Currents.

Swiftwater oil boom


SwiftWater is an oil containment boom suitable for use in streams, rivers, canals, and roadside ditches. SwiftWater is lightweight and easily transported. It is typical for SwiftWater to be carried in the back of trucks and small containers ready for instant deployment. It is fitted with a cylindrical closed cell foam float, top tensions cable and galvanized ballast chain.

Rapid river response system

R3S – Rapid River Response System

The Rapid River Response System (R3S) is an effective oil spill recovery solution for wide, fast, shallow and remote rivers. The R3S maximizes oil recovery and system mobility, and minimizes labor and logistical support.

Oil spill response equipment trailers

Spill Response Trailers

Elastec offers a full range of customizable trailers for storing and transporting oil spill response equipment and accessories. Our oil spill response trailers may be equipped with a side door to give you full access to the equipment and are perfect for storing equipment near control points established in your emergency oil spill response plan. View our list of typical oil spill response trailer contents.

Tundraguard oil boom on specialized vehicle

Specialized Vehicles

For oil spill response in remote and difficult to reach locations, Elastec offers a line of multi-purpose all-terrain vehicles. These specialized vehicles can be used to carry equipment or outfitted to serve as hydraulic power to operate oil skimmers and other equipment.

Also see our Oil Spill Solutions, and Inland Oil Spill Response Solutions.

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