The Model 6V oil recovery system efficiently removes oily wastes that float on the surface of water. A specially formulated collector tube skims oil from the water surface. The oil adheres to the outside of the closed-loop tube, which is slowly drawn across the surface of the water and into the oil skimmer. The tube is drawn into the oil skimmer and through scrapers that remove the oil. The clean tube then returns to the water to skim more oil. With the ability to skim up to 100 gallons per hour, the Model 6V transports the recovered oil to a collection container. The tube automatically adjusts to varying water levels and is flexible enough to be able to wind over and around floating debris.