Thames Bubbler – Inland Supply Vessel

GPSV are offering for sale  the “Thames Bubbler”  –  a specialised boat that can dissolve up to 30 tons of oxygen into the river’s water to safeguard the marine life for the duration of the pollution incident

For more information and to arrange viewing please contact GPSV on 0044 15242 42454 or email [email protected]

THAMES BUBBLER (IMO: 8800145) is a Inland Supply Vessel that was built in 1988 (35 years ago) and is sailing under the flag of United Kingdom. Her carrying capacity is 63 t DWT and her current draught is reported to be 2.45 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 50.53 meters and her width is 10.34 meters.

Builder McTay Marine Main Engines 3 Off
Date 1988 Manufacturer Deutz
Length 50.53 metre Type 3512B (V12 diesel elec)
Breadth 10.34 metre Output Power 1.0 MW
Draught max 1.64 metre Total O/Power 3.0 MW
Gross Weight 592 tonnes Fuel consumption 8,000 ltr / day
Fuel Capacity 65,000 ltr (Full Load)
Crew 4 Man
Supplied by Chalk Marine
Master Pilot Exemption Certificated
Mate Pilot Exemption Certificated
Process Plant
Vitox Pumps (river water intake) 5 units, 4 required when operating
Manufacturer Flygt Power 75KW
Type C3312 submersible Flow 500 I/sec
Plant Compressors
Manufacturer Hofman
Discharge pres. 2.5 bar, flow 1876 I/Sec
Oxygen Production
Manufacturer British Oxygen Company (BOC)
Type Vacuum Swing Absorbtion
Filter Media Zeolite (a natural earth compound)
Oxygen Purity 93%
Flow 30 tonnes / day
Exhaust Gases Mainly nitrogen to atmosphere
Pressure 1.5 bar
Venturi 4 off (to river water main)
Return Water 96 nozzles, 48 per side


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