Kvichak Delivers Skimmers to the Navy

Monday, August 10, 2009

Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. recently constructed and delivered two Rapid Response Skimmers to the U.S. Navy, which were purchased on Kvichak’s GSA schedule.  Including this delivery, the Navy owns and operates over 70 Kvichak-built skimmers worldwide. 

The all-aluminum vessel is 30.25 ft in length with an eight-ft beam and can be transported on a trailer.  Powered by twin Yamaha 4-stroke, 60hp outboard engines, the skimmer is designed to have a response speed of about 17 knots.

During spill response and recovery operations the skimmer utilizes the Marco Filterbelt recovery system.  Depending on the type of oil and pads used, the Filterbelt system can recover oils in the range of 50 – 400 barrels per hour.  The Rapid Response Skimmer has a total recovered oil capacity of 1,000 gallons.

All hydraulics, including the Marco Filterbelt system, are powered by a diesel hydraulic power unit. 

(www.kvichak.com)

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