Silver Ships, Inc. Awarded Contract for Oil Spill Service Boats

By MarEx 2012-07-05 09:59:58

Theodore, AL – Silver Ships, Inc. has recently been awarded a contract for the construction of two (2) oil spill service boats from Saudi Aramco to operate at its waterborne facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Each of these boats is a 48’ x 16’ bowloader with air-conditioned pilothouse, push knees and is of all-welded aluminum construction. The propulsion package will include twin Cummins QSB5.9 inboard diesel engines at 350 h.p. each. Oil spill equipment includes an Elastec hydraulically-controlled powered boom reel, an Elaspray portable dispersant system, a 200-gallon dispersant tank, an Elastec TDS118 Skimmer System and an Elastec 500-gallon pillow tank.

Additional outfitting equipment includes an 8.5 Kw generator, a Furuno NavNet System, an ICOM VHF radio and a 6-person life raft. Silver Ships, Inc. is very active in the international oil spill service boat construction market.