Marine Operations | The M/V Del River
The M/V DelRiver
The Marine Operations Building and harbor at the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in Lewes are also home to the Delaware Bay and River Cooperative (DBRC), a partnership of companies in the petroleum and transportation industries.
When an oil spill occurs in the Delaware Bay or the navigable portion of the Delaware or Schuylkill rivers, the DBRC dispatches oil skimmers and recovery vessels to the scene. Its largest vessel is the 166-foot, 425-ton DELRIVER, which is based at the college's harbor.
As the DELRIVER navigates through a spill area, two arms extend from either side, deploying state-of-the-art skimming systems. The J-shaped booms contain skimmers capable of recovering oil at a rate of 800 gallons a minute. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.