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Salvage & Spill Response

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Rapid Oil Spill Response Vessel Launched in Vancouver by Rozema Boat Works in Washington State. It is only the ? fth vessel of its kind in the world with sister vessels op- erating in Santa Barbara servicing the offshore production platforms off the California coast. The G.M. Penman has a top speed of 26 knots when travelling to an incident. Once on-scene, the boom arms can be deployed within minutes.

With overnight accommodation space for ? ve crew mem- bers and a gyro-stabilized FLIR (forward-looking infrared) camera, the G.M. Penman is the ? rst vessel in WCMRC’s ? eet that can operate continuously for multiple days in open water before requiring resupplies. The G.M. Penman joins

WCMRC’s ? eet of 32 spill response vessels, including two

Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WC- other Rozema built vessels -- the 47-foot Bay Class OSRV’s

MRC) launched their newest oil spill response vessel last the Eagle Bay and the M.J. Green. It will conduct sea trials month in Burrard Inlet. The $4.5 million G.M. Penman is a in Vancouver for the foreseeable future until it is deployed to 65-foot Ocean Class Oil Spill Response Vessel (OSRV) built one of WCMRC’s satellite response bases on the West Coast.

OSRV at a Glance …

Skimming speed is 1.5 knotsAerostat Ariel observation balloon 65-foot OSRV for unsheltered water

Fuel Capacity: 3,000 gallonsTwo Lamor brush skimmers Engines: twin 1,600 HP Caterpillar diesel

Storage Capacity: 30 tonnesSkimming Capacity: 32.8 tphBoom: 1,500 feet, 42" Kepner ocean boom

Willard Marine Patrol Boats for

Philippine Government

The United States Department of State last month 30-foot patrol boats equipped with twin 480-hp engines awarded a contract to Willard Marine, Inc., to provide the and dual water jets, as well as 34-foot patrol boats with

Philippine National Police Maritime Group with patrol 600-hp engines and dual water jets. The cabins will feature vessels equipped to conduct search and rescue operations shock-mitigating seats, heating and air conditioning. Gun along Philippine maritime borders. This contract marks posts will be positioned forward and aft, and the boats will the third time Willard Marine has been chosen to pro- display a 40oz. Polyurethane foam collar. The customized vide military vessels to the Philippines. Willard has also patrol craft for the Philippines is derived from a former developed boats for international military use by the Navy SeaArk Marine boat design that Willard Marine acquired of Ukraine and the Nepalese Army. Willard will supply the licensing rights to last year.

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