Oil spills due to the marine related facilities have been accepted as human sourced catastrophes. The cleanup and recovery from oil spills are generally modeled with the help of numerical models. The type of oil spilled, the water temperature, the dominant winds and currents, and the types of shorelines involved are used as the key parameters of the oil spill modeling systems. The numerical studies are efficiently used to predict the fate of released oil and the containment methods. In this study, several scenarios for the recovery from the oil spill are modeled in Haydarpasa Port as a case study. Haydarpasa port, which is located on the Anatolian side of Bosporus in Istanbul, serves a hinterland for the most industrialized area of Turkey. Both the oil spill and the response activities scenarios are modeled using OILMAP™ Version 6.1. Surface Trajectory Model and the Stochastic Model for seepage from the fuel tank for varying spill duration periods and for the same environmental conditions. In this study, seepage from a fuel tank and the most efficient response activity in a port are modeled as an emergency plan in Haydarpasa port as a case study.

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