OIL RESPONSE BARGES
OIL RESPONSE BARGES
The Lancer Oil Response Barge is a proven storage system for fuel and oil. Able to be rapidly deployed and operate in severe conditions, Lancer’s inflatable barge are durable, long lasting barges manufactured from hypalon neoprene fabric that can be used in extreme climatic conditions and temperatures and moreover, it has exceptional resistance to hydrocarbons.the world’s number one choice.
The design of the barge does not have transoms or rigid stiffeners resulting in excellent flexibility. This design minimizes the possibility of damage to other vessels engaged in pollution control, and also permits minimal volume packaging, while the shape of the lower containment bag ensures easy maneuvering and good handling characteristics.
Inflation and deployment of the barge can be conducted in less than an hour by two persons. Its bow section with cut-off corners is raised facilitating towing whether the inflatable is empty or fully loaded. Its towing speed is 10 knots when empty and 4.5 knots when loaded. As the barge is filled with recovered oil, the bottom expands forming a pocket. Directional stability during towing operations is provided by the addition of longitudinal keels
For 20 years the Lancer Barge has served around the globe with an impeccable record. The ease of operation has made the diverse range of Lancer barges standard equipment worldwide and for numerous response organisations.
Read on below for sizing, details and technical specifications.
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A Lancer barge comes packed ready for deployment in a stowage box. The barge can be stored for up to 30 years with minimal scheduled maintenance checks. The Barge can be transported land, sea or air.
The Lancer Barge can deployed by a small crew with the correct equipment in less than 1 hour. Inflation can be by electrical/mechanical or compressed air blower. The barges can be man handled for deployment. A key benefit of the barge is the ease of deployment and recovery.
The Barge behaves like a traditional barge and a tow operator can be enlisted to tow a barge. The barge does not require drogues or towing aids to tow predictably. Internal thwarts reduce slop and the enclosed roof stops contamination.
The Barge can be towed side on or bow on and up to 3 barges can be towed in “daisy chain” formation. Large vessels are not required for moving barges; an inflatable with a 40hp can manoeuvre a fully loaded barge in good conditions.
Large filling port allow operators to easily deploy single or multiple hoses or pumps directly into the barge. This increases the speed of operation and allows for simplified cleaning.
The Lancer barge can be deployed alongside a stricken vessel and liquid fuels pumped directly or used as storage for up to 21 days.
The Lancer Barge is safe and simple to clean. With the barge positioned on land the roof can be removed to allow complete and open access. The decanting hose controls effluent to ensure containment of pollution.
The Lancer Barge system is similar across the entire range. Staff familiar with model can competently operate other models. This reduces training costs and lack of familiarity with staff when deployed.
The Lancer barge is a stable and safe work platform. With the edition of a deck, it can be used for oil boom deployment and recovery, dispersant spraying, skimming, lightering goods, fire fighting, control centre and salvage operations to name a few. Salvage
All materials selected for the barge have undergone Lancer’s rigorous inspection. The hull and roof are made from Hypalon which has proven long term chemical resistance. Lancer is the Southern Hemisphere oldest inflatable manufacturer that has a reputation for quality.