June 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Marco Delivers 38-Foot Skimmer To Panama Canal

A second Marco Class 1-D oil skimmer was delivered recently to the Panama Canal Commission.

The 38-foot skimmer features Marco's Filterbelt, the key component of all Marco skimmer systems. The Filterbelt separates oil and debris from the water without taking the water aboard.

The system has the ability to pick up all types of oils from the surface, including light distillates, heavy weathered crude, and Bunker C and works effectively under a wide range of sea conditions.

The vessel has a cruising speed of 20 knots and a skimming speed of about 2 knots. Its principal dimensions include a length of 38 feet (11.7 m), a beam of 10 feet (3.08 m), and a depth of 3 feet (0.9 m). Standard equipment includes a hydraulic power system for the Filterbelt, a 1,430 gallon (5,412 liters) oil sump, an automatic decanting system, a debris collection basket, and twin, 120- hp Volvo Penta diesel engines with outdrives.

A Marco-designed and built trailer was ordered with the vessel for highway transportation from one end of the canal to the other.

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