Protected Water (inflatable) Boom


Protected Water (inflatable) boom is designed for use in protected or sheltered water. It is primarily used for deflection or protection booming of shorelines, hatcheries, harbors, vessels and facilities. The boom can also be deployed for containment and recovery of a spill product.

The boom is located in Ketchikan, Sitka, and Juneau to allow for rapid deployment in the event of spill response. The inflatable boom is light-weight and capable of being loaded onto a helicopter or airplane for rapid response and deployment. The boom requires a backpack blower for inflation.


Manufacture(s) Vikoma Model Harbor Pak
Boom type Curtain, pressure-inflatable Floatation Cylinder (continuous) internal inflatable
Freeboard (in) 8" Draft (in) 12"
Boom height (in) 20" Standard length (ft) 82'
Skirt material Polyurethane End connectors ASTM-Z
Weight (lb/ft) 1 lbs/ft Ballast weight (lb/ft) N/A
Color Yellow Ballast material Tension wire
Operating environment/limitations Boom is limited to work in protected waters or seas 3 ft. or less in wave height.

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

Locations & Quantities

Zone 1
55°23'47.94"N 131°43'45.85"W
Zone 5
57°06'53.48"N 135°23'31.89"W
Zone 7
58°17'26.76"N 134°23'33.26"W
Connex #59
Connex #79