Our task is to prevent spreading of an oil- spill after disaster. We take measures to collect residues and limit environmental damage using our oil-recovery vessel VILM and landing-crafts STINT and SARDINE. Our areas of operation on behalf of the Environment Ministries of the German states of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are the North Friesian coast and the Western Baltic. Round the clock we are available and responsible as state oil spill defence No. 40, for dealing with oil spills at embankments and steel piling on the River Trave, the Elbe-Lübeck canal and ports of Lübeck and Kiel bay.