ABASCO rope-mop oil skimmers are versatile, economical units that use an oleophilic rope mop to collect oil from surface water. The oil is then squeezed out for collection as the rope passes through the skimmer. Rope-mop skimmers offer superior recovery efficiency in medium to fairly viscous oil, unaffected by floating debris, including broken ice. The rope mop can also be used for oil containment in calm waters and light currents. ABASCO Petro Mop rope has a long wear life, even when rubbing on structures or on sandy or rocky beaches.