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Boats & Barges
The 75-foot Burrard Cleaner No. 9, designed by MARCO Pollution Control of Seattle, is the largest oil spill recovery vessel serving Canada.
Canada's Largest OSRV
Designed By MARCO
A new design oil spill recovery vessel from MARCO Pollution Con- trol, one of the world's largest build- ers and designers of these type ves- sels, was recently commissioned by a Canadian owner.
Called the Burrard Cleaner No. 9, she is the largest oil recovery vessel serving Canada. The vessel was built at the West Coat Manly
Shipyard in Vancouver under
MARCO supervision for Burrard
Clean Operations Limited, a
Vancouver, B.C., cooperative. The vessel will be used to protect the often difficult waters of the Strait of
Juan de Fuca.
The second MARCO design for
Burrard, the steel-hull vessel is 75 feet long, with a beam of 22 feet 6 inches and a depth of 9 feet 7 inches.
She is powered by a Caterpillar 3412TA diesel engine driving an
Ulstein 370H 360-degree-rotatable
Z-drive. The vessel also has a
MARCO T-80 stern thruster to as- sist in maneuvering in confined ar- eas. Recovered oil is held on board in a 500-barrel-capacity sump, from which a screw pump can discharge it to other vessels or storage units.
The Burrard Cleaner No. 9 fea- tures MARCO's Filterbelt recovery technology, the heart of all MARCO recovery systems. The Filterbelt is a unique oleophilic belt that recov- ers all types of oil and debris under a wide variety of conditions. The
OSRV features MARCO's new 4000
Series technology, which incorpo- rates a larger 4-foot-wide Filterbelt and a 40-hp MARCO T-52 induction pump. This new unit can process and remove oil from seawater at a rate of up to 10,000 gallons of en- countered seawater per minute.
Said MARCO Pollution Control vice president D. William Lerch, "It [the Filterbelt] works and has proven itself time and again on some
MARCO's Filterbelt oil recovery system. of the world's worst spills."
Martyn Green, manager of
Burrard Clean agrees. "We've been pleased with the effectiveness of our first MARCO vessel, which we have operated for several years. We're even more optimistic about the new one, due to the advancements in its capabilities, and we're happy to have it in service."
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BURRARD CLEANER #9
Main engine.. Caterpillar
Stern thruster MARCO
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