Seagrass Control Project: Containment Boom Evaluation. A Method to Protect Seawater Intakes from Seagrass Accumulation.
Final rept. Mar-Sep 83,
NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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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.
- Marine Engineering