Accession Number:

ADA137695

Title:

Seagrass Control Project: Containment Boom Evaluation. A Method to Protect Seawater Intakes from Seagrass Accumulation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar-Sep 83,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Blockage of shipboard seawater intakes by drifting seagrass has historically created significant engineering problems requiring diver assistance andor pump replacement. Blockage can be successfully prevented using an off-the-self, GSA approved, containment boom system. A heavy-duty vinyl-coated nylon containment curtain 300 ft long x 4 ft deep with 6-inch diameter floats and 14-inch galvanized chain ballasts was found to be effective in preventing drifting seagrass from entering a boomed test berth. This report presents the findings of a 5-month study conducted at Trumbo Annex, NAVSTA Key West with the assistance and cooperation of COMPHMRON-TWO.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE