Vikoma Komara 12K Mk2 Skimmer


The Komara 12K skimmer relies on adhesion of oil to the surface of a rotating discs. As the discs rotates through the oil/water surface, the oil adheres to the disc and is removed by scrapers. The product is collected in a sump and pumped away by a double diaphragm pump in the hydraulic unit.

The Komara 12K skimmer can be used in a protected water environment where advancing water is no greater than 0.5 knots.


Manufacture Vikoma Model Komara 12K MK2
Service type Disc Operating environment Protected waters
Application Stationary Skimming speed <0.5 kts
Nameplate recovery capacity 113 bbl/hr Effective daily recovery capacity 542
Water recovery N/A Sweep width (ft) Varies (increases as additional
boom is added to skimming system.
Head type Free floating Dimensions L x W x H (in) 60" dia. x 18"
Maximum draft (ft) 0.8' Transit speed N/A
Debris handling Auto screening Pump type Seperate pump built onto hydraulic power unit. Double Diaphragm pump, self priming
Best in oil types Diesel fuel, crude oil Operators required One (1)
Aux Equipment Diesel powered hydraulic unit with double diaphragm pump Operators required 1
Limitations of skimmer Capable of working in seas of less than 3 ft.

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 7
58°17'26.76"N 134°23'33.26"W
Connex #72