Fifty Five foot Response Barge

249 bbl Response Barge - 55ft


SEAPRO’s Oil Spill Response Barge (ORB) has been designed to rapidly respond to a marine oil spill in Southeast Alaska. SEAPRO’s ORB carries 2000’ of boom, a LORI Brush Skimmer and has a storage capacity of 249 barrels. Additionally the barge carries a 19' small work boat which is deployed by a hydraulic powered crane.

The barge is capable of skimming in protected waters with seas of 3' or less and can transit in conditions of up to 6' seas.  The response barge can perform skimming and recovery operations offshore, near shore, and as well as support shoreline clean up operations.


Manufacture Rozema Boatworks/Kvichak Marine Ind. Model 249 bbl Barge
Service Type(s) Barge is designed for fast 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 (ft) 55' x 16'' Barge Weight 25,000 lbs.
Container Material Aluminum Fill/Discharge Access Two (2) Freeman 18" x 24" hatches
One (1) Freeman 24" x 24"
Lift Points Must be slung Maximum Draft 2.5 ft (approx)
Skimming Speed 4 knots Nameplate recovery capacity (bbls/hr) See info regarding Lori Brush Skimmer
Tow Speed (empty) 15 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.

Transportation Modes

C-130 DC-6 DC-3 737 Beaver Otter Cessna 206 Cessna 185 Heli Barge Tug (only) Lrg F/V Sm F/V Pickup
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Locations & Quantities

Zone 1

55°23'47.94"N 131°43'45.85"W

Zone 6

58°27'16.61"N 135°53'18.35"W

Zone 7

58°17'26.57"N 134°23'37.89"W