OPV Turva, the Finnish Border Guard's new 314 foot (95.9 meter) offshore patrol vessel, will be outfitted for oil spill response just seven months after its launch.
UK-based Vikoma International Ltd and Mobimar Ltd of Finland will provide the vessel with oil spill response equipment
, including 800m of Vikoma oil containment boom, four Vikoma boom reels, and Mobimar's in-hull integrated recovery system, along with other oil recovery systems. The equipment will provide a recovery capacity of over 1000m3.
"The climate in Finland offers
significant challenges in the winter months," Vikoma Sales Director Paul Rayner stated in a press release. "Vikoma’s oil spill equipment was selected by the Finnish Border Guard for their latest hi- tech vessel, as it is well proven around the world and able to work effectively in difficult environments."