The 249 Oil Spill Response Barges have been designed to handle to need to respond to a possible spill of fuel oil. In order for an effect response to be mounted against the product spilled, necessary equipment must be brought to the spill site as quickly as possible. With the design of the barges, SEAPRO is capable of arriving to the scene of a spill with 2000' of 20" boom, a storage capacity of 496 barrel, and the capability of recovering fuel with a LORI brush skimming system. Additionally, each response barge is capable of carrying a 21' Workboat. The barges are designed to work as a set to compliment and support each other rather than just a singular platform.
The barges are capable of skimming in protected waters with seas of 3' or less and can transit in conditions of up to 6' seas. The response barges can perform skimming and recovery operations offshore, near shore, and as well as support shoreline clean up operations.
For a list of equipment stored within each barge click HERE.
|Manufacture||Kvichak||Model||249 bbl Barge|
|Service Type(s)||One (1) barge is designed for towable storage.
One (1) barge is designed for towable storage and as a skimming platform.
|Operating Environment||Protected waters|
|Application||Towable storage, skimming platform||Storage Capacity||249 bbls (10,458 gal)|
|Size L x W x H (ft)||38.4' x 14' x 4.8'||Barge Weight||12,500 lbs. (containment barge)
16,000 lbs. (skimming barge)
|Container Material||Aluminum||Fill/Discharge Access||Two (2) Freeman 18" x 24" hatches
One (1) Freeman 24" x 24"
|Lift Points||Four (4) lifting eyes||Maximum Draft||2.5 ft (approx)|
|Tow Speed (empty)||7-18 knots (depending on towing vessel)||Tow Speed (loaded)||7-12 knots (depending on towing vessel)|
|Aux Equipment||Skimming barge is built with an internal hydraulic power unit to operate the skimmer and transfer pump.|
|C-130||DC-6||DC-3||737||Beaver||Otter||Cessna 206||Cessna 185||Heli||Barge||Tug (only)||Lrg F/V||Sm F/V||Pickup|
ORB 7, ORB 8
ORB 3, ORB 4