ALYESKA TAKES DELIVERY OF BIG OIL SKIMMER

The biggest vessel built specifically for oil skimming in North America has arrived in Alaska to work for Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. in Prince William Sound. Measuring 123 ft long by 31 ft wide, the vessel carries 1,320 ft of containment boom and can skim as much as 2,000 bbl/hr. It can hold as much as 1,310 bbl of recovered oil. Built in Maine, the $5.5 million vessel is the latest addition to Alyeska's Ship Escort/Response Vessel System (Servs).

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