A major industrial customer approached Lake Assault Boats with a need it hopes it never will actually have: Responding to a pollution spill on the water.
While the hope is that the scenario never arises, the customer needed to be prepared with the capability to respond quickly if the worst-case situation arose. Lake Assault provided a boat–and peace of mind.
The 26-foot Pollution Control Boat has a large fore free board area for carrying and deploying 600 feet of pollution-control boom through the wide bow hydraulic door. The large space also provides ample room for personnel to work quickly to deploy the boom. A Whelen Pioneer Scene Lights package and four remote-control spotlights allow the crew to work in all lighting and weather conditions. The boat is light, responsive and nimble.
“This boat really was built for one purpose, deploying the boom,” Lake Assault Vice President of Operations Chad DuMars says. “Our customer tells us they now know they are prepared to protect the environment should that need ever arise.”
Lake Assault’s customer hopes it never has to use the boat beyond emergency preparedness drills. But right now it has the vessel to get the job done–and to provide peace of mind.
26′ L x 9.5′ W
Propulsion: Twin 300 HP KEM 5.7L V8
Jet Drive: Twin Jet Drive American Turbine SD 312 with SDR reversing nozzle
Whelen Pioneer Scene Lights
(4) remote controlled spotlights
Oil containment boom capacity of 600 feet (9,000 lbs)