PENICHE, Portugal – Seismic Workboats (SWB) has tested its first workboat designed for oil spill response.
In October, Portugal’s National Maritime Authority in Portimão, Algarve, performed an exercise that involved testing and validation of the vessel in multiple scenarios in a marine environment.
According to SWB’s Filipe Duarte, the vessel “is…equipped with a controllable pitch propeller which allows us to achieve high speed and also to deliver the required bollard pull to tow oil containment booms.”
Other claimed features are reduced noise and vibration levels.
The workboat was designed and developed by engineering teams from Portugal, England, USA, and Norway. It was built at Peniche Shipyard.