According to the OPA 90 standards, the Government required all tankers in the United States to be double-hulled in 2015. This Coast Guard regulation helps to ensure that there will be no spills in our coastal waters, therefore protecting our aquatic wildlife and shoreline. Though this law did not go into effect until 2015, Marine Oil Service took the first steps to become OPA compliant and started its double-hulled project in 2005, nearly a decade prior.
Being part of our mission statement, MOS was determined to be the innovative leader in this new environmental standard. Using a naval architect, we created the United States’ first small double-hulled oil tanker. Leaving the design open for others to use to promote environmental safety, MOS has commissioned 4 tankers so far with more in the pipeline. Technically, a “boat within a boat” these vessels make the chance of an oil spill from running aground or collision next to none. We are committed to being an early adopter in the quest for environmental sustainability in the Marine Business.
Our boats are self-propelled, more agile and more flexible than the traditional tug and barge model allowing us to complete complicated deliveries with ease. Each boat contains 10 segregated tanks to accommodate multiple deliveries at once. Our vessel size and tank configurations enable us safely deliver to smaller vessels, such as Yachts, Tall Ships, and Cruise ships as well as larger ocean-going vessels such as commercial and warships.