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.