Pacific Responder

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Marine Spill Response Corp. (MSRC) crew members aboard Pacific Responder during the “Safe Seas 2006 Oil Spill Response Exercise”. 9 August 2006.
Name: Pacific Responder
Port of registry:  United States, Norfolk, Virginia
Builder: VT Halter Marine, Inc. (formerly Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Mississippi
Completed: 1992
Acquired: 01 January 1993
Status: Operational
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Class and type: ABS A1, Oil Recovery Vessel Class 1, AMS
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:
Notes: [1][2]

Pacific Responder is a Responder-class oil-skimming vessel registered in Norfolk, Virginia and based in San Francisco, California.

Pacific Responder and her sister ship, California 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: Pacific Responder". United States Coast Guard. December 31, 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "ABS Record: Pacific 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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