JBF-Designed 'Shearwater' Launched At Goudy And Stevens Shipyard

Goudy and Stevens shipyard, East Boothbay, Maine, recently launched the oil-spill recovery ship Shearwa- The 123-foot-longby31-foot-beam vessel is being constructed to JBF Scientific Company's design. The oil collection system and related hardware have been designed and built by JBF in Southwest Harbor. Goudy and Stevens was selected to build the ship because they have built steel ships for decades and they have an outstanding reputation for quality ship construction.

JBF Scientific has been designing oil-spill recovery boats and ships since 1970. Large ships incorporating JBF's oil collection process now include two 600-long-ton and four 100-long-ton ships for the U.S., one 100-long-ton ship for Ireland, and five Catamaran ships for Mainland China.

In addition, over 100 oil recovery ships, boats and systems are in operation worldwide. The Shearwater is scheduled to start its voyage to Puget Sound (under its own power) through the Panama Canal. The voyage will take 35 days.

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