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Marine Salvage & Recovery Edition

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38MNAugust 201130 Oil Skimmer Joins Kvichak Lease FleetKMI Leasing Co., LLC recently added a new 30 Rapid Response Skimmer ? Wide version outfitted with a Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt oil recovery module to their lease fleet. The Kvichak 30 rapid-response skimmer is a high quality, shallow-water capable, near shore skimming vessel and is ideal- ly suited for use on oil spills in water-ways, bays, and harbors. The all-alu- minum skimmer is 31 ? 3? long, witha beam of 9' - 8", and a draft of 2 - 6"and is easily trailerable. Powered by twin 90hp outboards, the skimmer is capable of a response speed of over 17 knots, and a recovered oil capacity of 1200 gallons of recovered product. Recovery rates are up to 427 bbls/hr for groups 3&4 persistent oils. This highly specialized skimming system is adapt- able to a variety of marine spill scenarios and is able to recover a very wide range of spills, from light sheens to thick weathered oils contaminated with debris. PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS of maritime related services and needs, specializing in the U.S. Gulf region. He will support BIS core business of providing experienced logistical, administrative and supervi- sory support for the following areas of expertise: ship, barge and cargo space cleaning and preparation; de-water- ing, slops removal and water dis- charge permits; hydro-blasting, sand- blasting and cargo space coating;cargo lashing, dunnage removal, dis- posal, store gangs co-ordination; environmental response and remedia- tion; oil spill boom placement andtendering; cleaning consultants;mobile command centers (HazMat, ORSO, and BOA); and coastal restoration and industrial cleanup projects. On the WEB: www.bisno- County Port Authority Opens PublicDock & Terminal The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority formally opened its $22 million state-of-the-art Public Dock and Terminal that is part of a mar- itime revival for the city on the Detroit River on Monday, July 18. Participating in the dedication pro- gram were U.S. Senator Carl Levin, U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and other state, local and maritime offi-cials. A new destination on the Detroit RiverWalk, the new 21,000- square-foot public Terminal facility and 250-foot off-shore wharf will be able to accommodate a variety of ves- sels including cruise ships and naval frigates, offer space for public events, and serve as the new headquarters for the Port Authority that oversees com- mercial and recreational activities along the full 32-mile stretch of the river in Wayne County from Lake St. Clair to the Wayne/Monroe County border, as well as the commercially navigable portion of the lower Rouge River. View of new DWCPA Public Dock andTerminal.

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