Balaena, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Clean Gulf Associates, Inc. to design a 60’ Oil Spill Response Vessel (OSRV). General characteristics of the vessel include 8,000 GPM oil/water intake, over 200 barrels onboard oil storage, 1,200 HP diesel outboard propulsion, satellite station keeping, and a minimum operating crew of two to three personnel.
“We would like to thank the CGA Board, Frank Paskewich, James Hanzalik and the entire CGA team for continuing its commitment of providing the latest technology and supporting the future of oil spill mechanical recovery with Balaena.”- Russell Covington, Balaena
“CGA, the board and their foresight has approved the design of a 60’ vessel to replace some of our aging skimmers. Balaena did some tests at Ohmsett with really impressive results, their 34’ vessel recovered roughly 10,000 barrels per day. The good thing about it too is that it recovers sheen, which is a plus. We are looking forward to our relationship with Balaena.” – James Hanzalik, VP Clean Gulf Associates