MARCO Receives Order For Oil Spill Recovery Boat; Completes Trawler Lengthening

Burrard Clean Operations Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has contracted with MARCO Pollution Control, one of the world's largest builders of oil spill recovery vessels and systems, for the construction of a new design 75-foot spill recovery boat. Additionally, in an unrelated project, MARCO announced the completion of the lengthening of the RSW trawler Golden Dawn.

The new TOR-75R Class vessel, which will be built at a Vancouver area yard under the supervision of MARCO, will be of steel construction and feature a four-foot-wide version of MARCO'S Filterbelt oil and debris recovery system.

The Filterbelt, which removes oil and debris from the water surface without taking the water aboard, recovers all types and grades of petroleum products, from light distillates to heavy weathered crude.

Construction will begin immediately on the 75- by 22-1/2-foot vessel, with delivery scheduled for the spring of 1991. When completed, the new TOR-75R will be capable of processing up to 10,000 gallons of oil/water mix per minute to recover up to 400 gallons of oil per minute.

The Seattle shipyard of MARCO completed the work on the RSW trawler Golden Dawn. The boat was lengthened by 27 feet and now has an overall length of 149 feet. The new midbody added a fishhold and increased carrying capacity to 12,270 cubic feet.

Other changes included an RSW System from Cold Sea, MARCO fish unloading system, switchboard from Harris Electric and a new Caterpillar 3406 290-kw genset.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Dec 1990 Enrique Kaibel

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