Information Available On Oil Containment Boom

Literature is now available describing the SEA FENCE Oil Containment Boom, originally designed by Seaward International, Inc., for the U.S. Navy. The unique SEA FENCE boom combines the ease of handling required for quick response with the toughness and service life of a permanent type boom, according to its manufacturer.

The d u r a b i l i t y of the SEA FENCE is due to the tough polyester fabric base, Kevlar bottom tension r e i n f o r c e m e n t and the rugged urethane elastomer coating which seals in the components and gives the SEA FENCE outstanding resistance to oil, water, sunlight and abrasion. The smooth, seamless exterior of the SEA FENCE makes the boom snag-free and allows easy cleaning and maintenance.

Since the lightweight Kevlar tension member is constructed as part of the boom and is encased in the elastomer coating, there is no pocket where oil can be trapped or external cables that can be snagged.

Rapid deployment of up to 1,000 feet of SEA FENCE boom is made possible using a single boom storage reel available from Seaward.

And, the integrally cast handles on the boom provide a sure grip for deployment.

The SEA FENCE Oil Containment Boom is offered in two sizes: the Outer Harbor Boom is 28 inches in overall height and weighs 4.0 lb f t ; Inner Harbor Boom is 171 -j inches high and weighs 2.6 lb ft.

For full information, write Gus Ruetenik at Seaward International, Inc., 6269 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Va. 22044.

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