April 2010. A second 250 metres of Cowens’ rotary moulded pod boom was deployed on the Clyde to protect the naval shipyard. Cowens’ divers worked in sub zero temperatures to install the boom as a permanent safety measure against the risk of oil spills escaping or debris getting in. The boom will cope with strong river currents in two directions (because of the tidal influence), as well as wind, waves and river traffic.
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