Sea-Fab Building Two Oil Skimmers For California Co-Op

Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard of Sea Fab, Inc., is building two oil skimmers for the California cooperative Clean Coastal Waters, Inc. of Long Beach Scheduled for a July 1992 delivery, the 100-foot skimmers were designed by Grant & Grant Enterprises of Wilmington, Calif. With a beam of 28 feet and depth of 11 feet, the vessels are capable of carrying 2,000 barrels of recovered oil in six tanks. Each vessel's 12-knot speed is made possible by two 3408 Caterpillar main engines connected to Twin Disc reduction gears fitted with trolling valves for low-speed operation.

AC power is provided by a 20-kw Lima generator driven by an Isuzu diesel engine. A centralized pressure compensated hydraulic system will be powered by two Isuzu QD100 diesel engines. The vessels will be equipped with a Wesmar model T50 hydraulic bow thruster.

An Alaska Crane model 6-30T will be located near the centerline of the vessel. Hydraulically actuated doors located in the side of each vessel will direct recovered oil to Lori brush drive skimmers located in wells port and starboard. The recovered oil will then be directed to tanks in the hull's via Desmi transfer pumps. The vessels will also be equipped with GT 185 skimmers.

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