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Vessel Types & Uses

Type I Vessels

110’ and larger, Type I vessels are usually constructed of steel, have extensive decks and extended ranges.  They are capable of supporting a fleet with fuel, water, meals and accommodations as well as on scene staging. Typically fitted with cranes with capacities over two tons, these vessels assist with the deployment and retrieval of equipment. They may be inspected and capable of berthing numerous responders.  The STAR guide describes these vessels Class I and II.

Type II Vessels

Type II vessels include larger, near coastal vessels such as long liners, seiners and crabbers ranging from 48’-110.’ Constructed of steel fiberglass or aluminum, these vessels have deck space to transport and store gear and are capable of deploying large skimming systems with VOSS gear and ocean boom.  They may also be used to tow bladders or mini barges. Typically fitted with cranes capable of lifting loads of two tons, these vessels can assist with the deployment and retrieval of equipment. Type II vessels generally have overnight accommodations for the navigational crew plus 4-6 responders, would be suitable as command vessels and may offer limited support to a fleet.  Type III vessels have deeper drafts and are capable of longer voyages.  The STAR Guide describes these vessels as Class II, III and VII.

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Type III Vessels

Small fishing vessels including seiners and gillnetters as well as passenger charter vessels ranging from 28’- 48.’  These are shallow draft, near shore vessels generally constructed of fiberglass or aluminum.  Limited accommodations and deck space generally constrain these vessels to day use.  Type III vessels are utilized for towing and setting boom, deploying small skimmers with VOSS gear and towing bladders.  They may also be used for observers and command staff.  Type III vessels would generally be limited to voyages under 200 miles. The Star guide describes these vessels as Class IV and VII vessels.

Type IV Vessels

Open, outboard powered work skiffs under 28.’ Constructed of hypalon (inflatable), fiberglass or aluminum, these vessels are suitable for use in protected waters while supported by larger vessels.  They are suitable for deploying calm water boom, scouting, SCAT support or wildlife hazing.  The Star guide classifies these vessels as Class V and VI.