KMI Leasing Co., LLC, Seattle, Wash., part of Kvichak Marine Industries, recently added a new 30’ Rapid Response Skimmer—Wide version outfitted with a Kvichak/Marco Filterbelt oil recovery module to their lease fleet. The rapid-response skimmer is a high quality, shallow-water capable, near shore skimming vessel and is ideally suited for use on oil spills in waterways, bays, and harbors.
The all-aluminum skimmer is 31 ft 3in long, with a beam of 9 ft 8in, and a draft of 2 ft 6in and is easily trailerable. Powered by twin 90hp outboards, the skimmer is capable of a response speed of over 17 knots, and a recovered oil capacity of 1,200 gallons of recovered product. Recovery rates are up to 427 bbls/hr for groups 3&4 persistent oils. This highly specialized skimming system is adaptable to a variety of marine spill scenarios and is able to recover a very wide range of spills, from light sheens to thick weathered oils contaminated with debris.
In addition to the skimmer, the KMI Leasing fleet also includes two 54' high speed catamarans and a 65’ catamaran with survey capability. These vessels can be used as fast response patrol boats, research or survey boats, crew boats or general work boats.
KMI Leasing began operations in 2003 with two 54' Foil Assisted Survey Catamarans.
All KMI Leasing Co. vessels are available for immediate sale or lease. For more information visit www.kvichak.com/kmi.lease.htm
July 13, 2011