SeaArk Marine To Supply 19 Oil Spill Recovery Boats To State Of Florida

SeaArk Marine, Inc., Monticello, Ark., a leading U.S. supplier of aluminum workboats for commercial and marine applications, will supply nineteen 23-foot oil spill recovery vessels to the Florida Department of Natural Resources under a recent contract.

The vessels will be SeaArk Marine's 2308-B "transporter" models, which are constructed of all-welded marine aluminum with a center console, open cockpit and 5-degree semi-Vee bottom hull design. The 23-foot oil spill recovery boats will have a beam of 8 feet, draft of 1 foot 8 inches, freeboard of 1 foot 4 inches, loaded displacement of 7,500 pounds and fuel capacity of 54 gallons.

The transporter's standard propulsion is a single 100-hp commercial OMC outboard motor, but other power options are available.

For responding to an emergency spill, the 23-foot transporter is equipped with portable weir skimmers and a 400-gallon holding tank.

These trailerable vessels can be quickly transformed for boom and cargo transport by using a lift davit to remove the storage tank and pumping system.

Oil recovery system equipment on board includes a "Skim-Pak" model 18000SH portable skimmer and model 4000 portable skimmer, "National Master" peristaltic pump, and 400-gallon aluminum holding tank, as well as discharge and suction hoses.

The skimmers for the Florida Department of Natural Resources will be readily adaptable for use as a utility/work boat and designed for easy cleanup including disassembly by a single worker. The vessels will be used at 12 Florida ports.

For free literature detailing the model 2308-B "transporter" oil spill recovery vessel from SeaArk Marine, Circle 127 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 20,  Aug 1990

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