High Volume Open Sea Skimming System (HOSS) – CGA 200

A 174’ dedicated Oil Spill Recovery Barge (OSRB) with state of the art oil spill detection and recovery equipment on board.

High Volume Open Sea Skimming System (HOSS) – CGA 200

The HOSS barge is a 174’ dedicated Oil Spill Recovery Barge (OSRB) with state of the art oil spill detection and recovery equipment onboard. An integrated Infrared Camera and X-Band Radar system gives it day and night oil spill detection, tracking, and oil recovery capability. Three offshore tugs work in unison to hold 67” offshore capable boom (1,320’ max per side) off each side in a “V” pattern with a swath width of up to 500’. The boom, channels free oil on the surface of the water to four, Lamor 5-brush oleophilic skimmers that maximize oil recovery while minimizing water collection.

The rotating brushes allow the oil to be scraped off into a 250 barrel sump system that has decanting capability to minimize the amount of water that might be collected prior to it being pumped into one of four 1,000 bbl recovered oil (RO) storage tanks.

The skimming system is also equipped with secondary skimmers to collect any product that might bypass the primary skimmers. Once full, the RO tanks can be pumped into a storage barge for disposal in accordance with an approved disposal plan. One of two 500 GPM pumps can offload the barge simultaneous to skimming operations. The HOSS has a 52’ x 52’ 20,000 lb. helicopter deck and accommodations on board for 16 people.
Specs
Vessel Particulars
Construction:
Steel
Size (length/beam):
174’/52’
Draft:
6’
Weight:
1,073 tons
Range:
Gulf of Mexico
Speed (transit):
5-7 knots
Power:
3 x 75 KW generators
Helo deck:
52’ x 52’ (20,000 lbs)
Crane Capacity:
2/10 ton
Fuel:
6,968 gals. (diesel)
Water:
2,000 gals. (potable)
Accomodations
Bunks:
16
Galley:
1 full function
Head:
2
Communications
Radios:
VHF-FM and Aviation
Tracking:
AIS
Satellite:
Phone, fax, data, WiFi<
Oil Spill Equipment
Skimmer:
4-5 Brush Lamor
Boom:
2,640’/67” Sea Sentry
Swath Width:
500’ (max)
RO Storage:
4,100 BBLS
Pumps:
2/500 GPM
Support Vessels
Tugs (offshore):
2/1200 hp & 1/1800 hp
Utility/Crewboat:
1 (supply)
Logistical Support
3:
Offshore tugs (2/1200 hp, 1/1800 hp)
1:
Utility/Crewboat (supply)
1:
Designated spotter aircraft
12:
Personnel (4 CGAS/8 OSRO)
Oil Spill Detection
Infrared Camera, X-Band Radar
Location
Harvey, LA