After finishing her charter supporting the Trinidad offshore drilling industry, the Seabulk Montana spent a month at Bollinger Shipyard in LaRose, Louisiana, being tailored for her new job and also completing her required drydocking and surveys early to provide CISPRI with three years of uninterrupted service.
Her modifications included a new crane with a 10,000-pound-capacity at a 60-foot radius, a new hydraulic system to support skimming operations, additional lighting for night operations and additional fendering to better accommodate CISPRI barges.
We also have contracts in place with seventy vessel owners and provide training to those operators and their crews," says Todd Paxton, general manager, CISPRI.
CISPRI also has a test tank at its Nikiski facility, where technicians test and train the effectiveness of skimmers and validate skimmer recovery rates.
CISPRI also has a twenty-four-hour emergency phone line, though the majority of their calls tend to be notifications and not activations.
CISPRI owns two large vessels for emergencies; the 208-foot anchor handler ship Perseverance and a 180-foot offshore supply vessel rigged for oil spill response.