California Responder

Name: California Responder
Port of registry:  United States, Norfolk, Virginia
Builder: VT Halter Marine, Inc. (formerly Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Mississippi)
Completed: 1992
Acquired: 01 November 1992
Status: Operational
Notes: [1][2]
General characteristics
Class and type: ABS A1, Oil Recovery Vessel Class 1, AMS
Tonnage: 488 GT; 354 NT
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]

California Responder is a Responder-class oil-skimming vessel registered in Norfolk, Virginia, USA, and based in Port Hueneme, California. California Responder and her sister ship, Pacific 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. 1 2 "Coast Guard Vessel Documentation: California Responder". United States Coast Guard. December 30, 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  2. 1 2 "ABS Record: California 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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