California Responder

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Name: California Responder
Owner: Marine Spill Response Corp.
Herndon, Virginia
Port of registry:  United States, Norfolk, Virginia
Builder: VT Halter Marine, Inc. (formerly Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Mississippi)
Completed: 1992
Acquired: 01 November 1992
Identification: ABS class no: 9203788
Call sign: WBO8591
IMO number: 9043873
MMSI no.: 366608000
USCG Doc. No.: 983102
Status: Operational
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Class & type: ABS A1, Oil Recovery Vessel Class 1, AMS
Tonnage: 488 GT; 354 NT
Length: 63 m (207 ft)
Beam: 13 m (43 ft)
Depth: 5 m (16 ft)
Deck clearance: 7.33 m (24.0 ft)
Installed power: 2 × Caterpillar model 3512 DITA diesel engines (2 × 954.88 kW)
3 × 250 kW auxiliary generators
Capacity: Freshwater 76 m3 (2,700 cu ft)
Fuel oil 409 m3 (14,400 cu ft)
Tank ballast 443 m3 (15,600 cu ft)
Notes: [1][2]

California Responder is a Responder-class oil-skimming vessel registered in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, and based in Port Hueneme, California. California Responder and her sister ship, Pacific Responder, operated off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The vessels sailed to the gulf from their home ports in California to assist in the containment efforts.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Coast Guard Vessel Documentation: California Responder". United States Coast Guard. December 30, 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "ABS Record: California Responder". American Bureau of Shipping. Retrieved 4 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Frederic J. Frommer (July 13, 2010). "Obama Administration Hopes New Drilling Ban Can Survive". The Thibodaux Daily Comet. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 

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