Seismic Vessel Tech News

Photos courtesy of Severn Offshore

Severn Provider Ready for Offshore Markets

The naming ceremony took place today for Severn Offshore Services Ltd.’s new multipurpose wind farm vessel, Severn Provider, built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Following sea trials next week, the Damen FCS 2610 will be available for charter based out of Rotterdam. UK-based Severn Offshore Services owns and operates a growing fleet of offshore crew transfer vessels, mainly in the European offshore wind sector. Severn Offshore Services puts a particularly strong focus on safety, so it was important that Damen could integrate key specifications into the design. &ldqu

Jane Bugler (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA DP Proposal to be Basis for Updating IMO Guidelines

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). The review will be taken forward by  an IMO intersessional correspondence group that will further develop the draft, with a view to finalizing it at the next meeting of the IMO Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) sub-committee, in 2016. “IMO’s circular 645 is the established international standard for DP systems. The guidelines have successful

Harkand Da Vinci.

North Sea Oil: Harkand wins Maersk Oil North Sea Deal

Harkand won a multi-million contract with Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd for the provision of DSV services in the North Sea region. The 12-month contract will be serviced by Harkand’s two DSVs, the Harkand Da Vinci and Harkand Atlantis, supported by project management and engineering from Harkand’s Aberdeen office. The contract covers well tie-ins, structure installation, piling, flexible flowline lay, flexible riser installation, pre-commissioning, riser recovery, decommissioning and general inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) work. Harkand Europe managing director, David Kerr said:

Image: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

US Navy to Roll out Underwater Spy Satellites

 The robotic series that remade crusade in skies will shortly extend to a low sea, with underwater view “satellites,” drone-launching pods on a sea building and unmanned ships sport submarines, reports AFP.   The pods could launch surveillance drones in the air or at sea or provide a communications link when American forces are facing electronic jamming, said Jared Adams, spokesman for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).   Adam said that the proclivity is to capacitate timely deployment of unmanned distributed systems to apart locations by pre-deploying a

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore: Paving the Future for Youth Employment

With an eye on the future, subsea services provider Bibby Offshore said it understands the importance of valuing and investing in the workforce of tomorrow, as highlighted by its successes at the 2014 Oil and Gas UK Awards, where it won in the Investment in People category and at the 2014 Northern Star Business Awards, winning in the Commitment to People Development category. Competency and Training Manger Claire Duncan said, “One of Bibby Offshore’s Core Values is to realise the talent of its people. The company is aware that employee development contributes significantly toward

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Celtic Sea Portfolio Update

, 55/8, 55/12, 55/17, 55/18 and 55/19. o  Contiguous with and extending westwards from the previously awarded Mizzen Licensing Option 12/3 and East Mizzen Licensing Option 13/3. o  18-month licensing option with the opportunity to extend, which requires the reprocessing of existing 2D seismic data and various geologic studies. ·      Extension of existing licensing options: 13/3 ("East Mizzen"), 12/5 ("Shanagarry") and 12/6 ("Block 49/13") for a period of 18 months each. o  Work commitments include the reprocessing

Overboarding the test beam (Photo: SAL Heavy Lift)

SAL Heavy Lift Performs Offshore Windfarm Work

MV Lone proves as project platform for Wikinger wind farm   SAL Heavy Lift informs it has completed the second phase of the Wikinger Pile Testing Campaign with DP II Class vessel MV Lone. Once again, MV Lone served as project platform for SAL Heavy Lift customer Bilfinger.   The full test campaign comprised two phases with the tests being performed at three locations. During the first phase in November 2014 three sets of three piles each were driven at designated locations to required depths. The second phase was to undertake restrike and pull out tests on selected piles with-in the

Landing Helicopter Dock NUSHIP Canberra: Royal Australian Navy

Submerged Politics in Aussie's $39 bln Submarine Plan

 Australian government plans to spend 50 billion Australian dollars (US$39.39 billion) on powerful new submarines, has become a political football at home, reports Reuters.   The opposition said it wanted to invite Sweden to join Germany, France and Japan in submitting tenders for submarine fleet, as part of a proposal to end political gridlock on the project.   The Government has rejected a Labor proposal to further open up the submarine tender process as "complete fantasy" and a "mirage".   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed the Labor plan warning

Severn Provider Ready for Offshore Markets

The naming ceremony took place today for Severn Offshore Services Ltd.’s new multipurpose wind farm vessel, Severn Provider, built at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands. Following sea trials next week, the Damen FCS 2610 will be available for charter based out of Rotterdam. UK-based Severn Offshore Services owns and operates a growing fleet of offshore crew transfer vessels, mainly in the European offshore wind sector. Severn Offshore Services puts a particularly strong focus on safety, so it was important that Damen could integrate key specifications into the design. &ldqu

IMCA DP Proposal to be Basis for Updating IMO Guidelines

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has agreed to use the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) proposals as the basis for the review of the IMO Guidelines for vessels with dynamic positioning (DP) systems (MSC/Circ.645). The review will be taken forward by  an IMO intersessional correspondence group that will further develop the draft, with a view to finalizing it at the next meeting of the IMO Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) sub-committee, in 2016. “IMO’s circular 645 is the established international standard for DP systems. The guidelines have successful

North Sea Oil: Harkand wins Maersk Oil North Sea Deal

Harkand won a multi-million contract with Maersk Oil North Sea Ltd for the provision of DSV services in the North Sea region. The 12-month contract will be serviced by Harkand’s two DSVs, the Harkand Da Vinci and Harkand Atlantis, supported by project management and engineering from Harkand’s Aberdeen office. The contract covers well tie-ins, structure installation, piling, flexible flowline lay, flexible riser installation, pre-commissioning, riser recovery, decommissioning and general inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) work. Harkand Europe managing director, David Kerr said:

US Navy to Roll out Underwater Spy Satellites

 The robotic series that remade crusade in skies will shortly extend to a low sea, with underwater view “satellites,” drone-launching pods on a sea building and unmanned ships sport submarines, reports AFP.   The pods could launch surveillance drones in the air or at sea or provide a communications link when American forces are facing electronic jamming, said Jared Adams, spokesman for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).   Adam said that the proclivity is to capacitate timely deployment of unmanned distributed systems to apart locations by pre-deploying a

Celtic Sea Portfolio Update

, 55/8, 55/12, 55/17, 55/18 and 55/19. o  Contiguous with and extending westwards from the previously awarded Mizzen Licensing Option 12/3 and East Mizzen Licensing Option 13/3. o  18-month licensing option with the opportunity to extend, which requires the reprocessing of existing 2D seismic data and various geologic studies. ·      Extension of existing licensing options: 13/3 ("East Mizzen"), 12/5 ("Shanagarry") and 12/6 ("Block 49/13") for a period of 18 months each. o  Work commitments include the reprocessing

Submerged Politics in Aussie's $39 bln Submarine Plan

 Australian government plans to spend 50 billion Australian dollars (US$39.39 billion) on powerful new submarines, has become a political football at home, reports Reuters.   The opposition said it wanted to invite Sweden to join Germany, France and Japan in submitting tenders for submarine fleet, as part of a proposal to end political gridlock on the project.   The Government has rejected a Labor proposal to further open up the submarine tender process as "complete fantasy" and a "mirage".   Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed the Labor plan warning

The Moskito name comes from the fact that it is designed to work much like the annoying insect. Moskito is delivered to the outside of the (sunken ship’s) tank where it penetrates its skin and inserts its proboscis so that the liquid inside can sucked out.

Moskito to Recover Oil from Sunken Wrecks

  A tool for removing oil in submerged vessels was developed in Norway by Miko Marine. Moskito is designed to address the pollution threat that exists with the large numbers of sunken ships around the world that still contain significant quantities of oil in their tanks as cargo or bunker fuel. Many of the thousands of ships sunk during WWII now have seventy years of corrosion eating at their plates and the days are drawing closer when the pollutants could escape. Options include sealing the wreck or recovering the pollutant in a controlled manner, which Moskito seeks to do.   How it

What began as a typical grounding response quickly turned into anything but when the initial dive survey turned up a World War II era torpedo and unexploded mines around the vessel.

Ship Salvage in the Presence of WWII Era Torpedo & Mines

T&T Salvage continues to support shipowners with prompt, safe and cost-effective solutions to complex salvage, wreck removal, and anti-pollution challenges.  A comprehensive management team, with an average of 26 years in the industry, has quickly propelled T&T as a leader to top-level shipping and offshore players.  This team includes a diverse group of industry leaders including Salvage Masters, Project Managers, Master Mariners, Insurance Managers, USCG officers, Fleet Superintendents, and HSEQ experts, thus providing a package of experience ready to provide total service. On the

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