The Marco Sidewinder is a sorbent lifting belt-type skimmer. With the MARCO Filterbelt™ boom lowered beneath the water surface and the skimmer operating, oil is picked up by the Filterbelt™ material. Because of the nature of the belting material, primary separation of oil from water takes place at the surface of the water. As the belt moves around the drive roller, heavy oil and debris are removed by the scraper. Lighter materials are squeezed out of the belt at the squeeze roller and allowed to pass through to the settling tank.
The Sidewinder is extremely effective recovering the most viscous and debris-contaminated material while maintaining free water recovery proportions under ten percent. It is designed to be installed on any suitable vessel as an over-the-side skimmer for stationary and advancing applications.
Harbor VOSS Sidewinder
Sorbent lifting belt
Stationary advancing skimmer
Nameplate recovery capacity (bbl/hr)
Effective daily recovery rate (EDRC)
L x W x H
14.7' x 32.5" x 2'
350 lbs (dry)
Wave height (ft)
6.5' dependant on vessel capacity
Sweep Width (ft.)
5.5 ft (increases as additional boom is added to skimming system.
On board storage
Diesel hydraulic power unit
Best in oil types
All types and ages, also debris and tar balls.
Hydraulic Power unit and storage devices are necessary for to unit to operate.
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