A compact oil spill recovery system made up of a special oil-suction float, an eductor-driven hydraulic fluid conveying unit, and an oil-water separating unit was devised to the basic design of a previously developed hydraulic tanker desludging system and installed in a small, self-propelled, twin-hull craft. A 9.6 m long x 4.1 m wide x 1.4 m deep experimental oil spill recovery ship successfully cleaned up a slick of heavy oil 7x30 m and 0.7-2.0 mm thick in less than 3 min at 0.5-1.0 km and proved very stable, steerable and easy to operate. Oil content of the water at the outlet of the oil-water separating unit was less than 1 ppm. A range of spill recovery ships has been designed.

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  • Pagination: p. 367-374

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  • Accession Number: 00177079
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Publication 4284
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM