Prestige Tanker Oil Spill

Prestige Spill - Galacia

S-200 OilGone Liquid is selected by the Spanish Government to help clean-up the coastline of Galacia after the tanker Prestige spills 17.8 million US gallons of crude oil into the sea off the Spanish Coast. The spill polluted thousands of kilometres of coastline and more than one thousand beaches on the Spanish, French and Portuguese coast, as well as causing great harm to the local tourism and fishing industries.

S-200 Bonds to Oil

S200 OilGone liquid can simply be sprayed onto any area covered in oil. It bonds with the oil and will not be washed away by the incoming tide. As S200 OilGone floats, it can also be carried in by the incoming tide to areas which are hard to reach such as caves and coastal fissures.

Oil is eradicated naturally

S-200 OilGone encapsulates the oil within its matrix. Local occurring bacteria feast on the oil in an accelerated state, turning the oil into carbon dioxide and water. Then the bacteria eat the matrix itself and return unchanged to the local environment. There is no residue. Nothing to clean-up.

Assigned to History

The picture demonstrates volunteers mopping up oil with rags and pads. This well meaning effort can be assigned to history as with S-200 OilGone technology all that is required is to Spray and walk away. 

S-200 OilGone Best in it's Class

The Department of National Parks in Spain, selected S-200 after carrying out 11 different tests over several months on 30 oil bio-remediation products. S-200 OilGone was chosen as best in its class.

On November 13, 2002, the Greek tanker The Prestige began losing its cargo of #6 bunker crude oil after one of its tanks burst off the northwest coast of Spain. The Spanish government decided to allow the tanker to sink, despite concerns of widespread contamination. By December’s end, the tanker had lost 80% of its haul (more than 77,000 tons). Thousands of kilometres of coastline were polluted including more than one thousand beaches on the Spanish, French and Portuguese coasts. In addition, the spill had a devastating impact on the local fishing industry, sea life and waterfowl. The spill is the largest environmental disaster in Spain’s and Portugal’s history.

Initially, the spill was treated with conventional detergents and chemicals. Dispersing the oil and making it sink to the bottom of the sea does not deal with the problem and after a number of years, when the detergents disintegrated, the oil reappeared on Spanish shores and waters. Realising that conventional methods did not solve the problem, the Spanish Government decided that it would look at bioremediation.

After several months of extensive testing of a number of bioremediation products on the market, S-200 Oilgone® obtained by far the best results. Experiments on the rocky shore of Salvora (part of the Atlantic Islands National Parks) showed how in less than six months, and with only two applications, S-200 Oilgone® biodegraded 100% of the Prestige oil that was treated including the 23% asphaltenes present in the oil.


S-200 OilGone is selected by the Spanish Government  to clean up the Galician coastline after 17.8million US Gallons of Ce Oil  are spilled from the Prestige Tanker.

Department of National Parks Spain
Ministry Public Works - Spain

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