Maritime Assurance Consultancy & Ship Management

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MARINE CONSULTANCY SAFETY SERVICES & ASSURANCE

Maritime Assurance Consultancy & Ship Management

TECHNICAL SHIP MANAGEMENT & SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES

VESSEL SURVEYS – INSPECTIONS – AUDITS
DP CONSULTANCY
MARINE WARRANTY
MARINE ARCHITECTURE
MARINE & ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY – SURVEYS
VESSEL REACTIVATION
PROJECT STAFFING
MARINE CASUALTIES, CLAIMS AND DISPUTES LITIGATION
MARINE INSPECTIONS & AUDITS

WORLDWIDE – ALL CLASS SOCIETIES

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Maritime Assurance Consultancy Management

Maritime Assurance Consultancy & Ship Management – Experienced Maritime Consultancy providing project related advisory, analytical review and documentation for Dynamic Positioning and all Maritime Operations including:

  • Marine Warranty Surveying
  • Dynamic Positioning (DP) Consultancy
  • Dynamic Positioning Trials, Integrity Testing & Verification
  • Client Representation – Office, Field & Offshore
  • Professional Staffing – Office, Field & Offshore
  • Marine Vetting & Inspections –OVIDCMID, Suitability
  • Marine Operations & Operational Activity Planning –CAM/ASOG/WSOG/SIMOPS
  • Certified Verification Agent (CVA)
  • Project Equipment Testing and Verification (FMEcA)
  • FMEA & FME(c)A audits and Authoring
  • Condition Survey, pre-purchase, On-hire/Off-hire
  • Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) Consultancy
  • Onboard training & assessment of  DP & Marine personnel
  • Crane Inspections and Assurance

Dynamic Positioning Expertise                   Contact DP Experts – Please use Form Below

Unrivaled expertise in Dynamic Positioning (DP), with a staff of master mariners, marine engineers and control system engineers coupled with experience in marine consultancy and have established a comprehensive, practical, and theoretical understanding of DP vessels, FMEA and their corresponding systems. Able to optimize all designs from simplex non-redundant DP systems to fully integrated, fully redundant DP systems on all types of vessels DP-0 to DP-3.

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DP Asset Integrity

 Offering complete packages for “New Build” vessels, DP system upgrades, FMEA, and for your entire fleet that meet all resolution and guidance documents issued by class and state societies.  Comprehensive service for dynamic positioning includes: 

  • DP FMEA & Proving Trials
  • DP 5-yearly Trials & Annual DP Trials
  • Vessel Specific DP Operations Manuals
  • Outsourced DP Technical Experts
  • Competency Assurance & DP Functionality Tests,
  • DP Assurance Audits & Mobilization Trials
  • Thruster Reliability, CAT Testing, DP System Audits,
  • Marine Warranty for DP Ops, DP Asset Integrity,
  • DP and Marine Warranty Operational Activity Planning (CAMO, TAM and ASOG) including Client Representation.

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Operational Activity Planning

 Operational activity planning applies to all sectors of offshore marine operations, including offshore drilling, project and construction vessels and offshore supply vessels,  although usually applied to dynamically positioned (DP) vessels, the processes described in IMCA’s guidance can be used for non-DP vessels.

Operational activity planning comprises three processes: critical activity mode (CAMO), task appropriate mode (TAM) and activity specific operating guidelines (ASOG).”

The guidance on operational planning defines:

  • The vessel’s systems/equipment configuration appropriate to the location and the activity the vessel is undertaking (CAMO or TAM)
  • variable limits in equipment and operational parameters for the location and specific activity (ASOG)
  • actions to be taken by the DP operator (DPO) in response to faults and deteriorating conditions and performance identified in the CAMO, TAM and ASOG

It presents the guidance to the DPO in a user-friendly tabular format, and the approach produces a brief document which provides a cross reference for relevant vessel personnel such as the DPO, driller, diving superintendent, bridge, etc.

Professional Staffing and Technical Solutions

Providing clients with the highest quality professional staffing and technical solution specialists domestically and internationally.

Competent Marine Surveyors

Competent Marine Surveyors, Licensed Mariners and Engineers can inspect or audit vessels and barges anywhere in the world for the oil & gas sector or commercial shipping environment.

Marine surveyors are supported by industry standard checklists such as OVID & CMID and detailed in-house developed checklists to further assess the vessels operational quality and efficiency.

Assess the Vessel’s Operational Efficiency

Comprehensive service for audits & inspections includes:

  • IMCA Audits (e CMID)
  • OVID Inspections  (Account 14616 & 14684)
  • ISM, ISPS, EMS, QMS, & SEMS Inspections
  • On-hire/Off-hire Surveys
  • Bunker Surveys
  • Vessel Assurance
  • Marine Warranty Survey
  • Suitability Survey
  • Full Load-out Survey of Equipment
  • Sea Fastening of Load-outs
  • Sail Away of Load-outs

Suitability Survey

Suitability surveys of vessels, structures and equipment are used to assess the suitability of a vessel and equipment to carry out or aid in specific tasks prior to each operation, including any  “close out” inspections.

Vessel Suitability Surveys shall:

  • Establish that the relevant items are suitable for the proposed operations; ·
  • Make known the recommendations to be implemented before start of work
  • Review metocean conditions and incorporate metocean requirements
  • Observe and record the preparations for the proposed operations; ·
  • Attend and witness critical function tests or relevant assurance tests.

OCIMF – OVID Inspection

The Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) has been developed by OCIMF in response to a request from its members to provide a database of offshore inspections broadly following the format of SIRE.

The aim of OVID is to provide a robust web based inspection tool and database of inspection reports; this will be underpinned with professional, trained and accredited inspectors. In the long term it is an aspiration that OVID will form a that is central to the selection and assurance of offshore vessels enhancing the safety of operations in the industry.

IMCA – CMID Inspections

The IMCA e CMID System provides standard formats for the inspection and auditing of offshore vessels.

Its use helps promote safety and efficiency and can help reduce the number of repeat inspections on individual vessels by providing a consistent, transferable format which meets vessel operator and client requirements alike.

The relevant publications are:

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On-Hire Survey

The purpose of an On-Hire survey is to record the physical condition of the vessel at the time of it being delivered into a charter. Included in the On-hire survey inspection is the verification of bunkers remaining on board the vessel at the time of delivery into charters. The reason for verifying the bunkers on board is that on re-delivery to owner, the quantity will be near same as start of charter.

The survey includes:

  • Ship’s Hull
  • Condition of the main deck area
  • Weather deck hatch covers & openings
  • Cargo gear & securing equipment
  • Cargo compartments dry & Liquid
  • Deckheads
  • Internal structures
  • Living & working arrangements

Off-Hire Survey

The Off-hire survey is the reverse process of the On-hire survey. The survey re-examines all areas surveyed during the On-Hire with the addition of damage & incident reports, bunker survey, full condition survey and assess the equipment and maintenance system updates.

 

Highly Experienced Staff of Naval Architects and Engineers

With a highly experienced staff of naval architects and engineers which allows us to offer a wide range of technical solutions for all types of vessels. Technical experts work closely with mariners and surveyors to support marine warranty surveys, loading operations, and vessel reactivation. In addition, they are able to perform design and analysis work of all kinds. Their capabilities include:

  • Structural Design & Analysis, from hand calculations to FEA and fatigue calculations
  • Stability Analysis, all hull forms
  • Weight Control
  • Deadweight Surveys and Inclining Tests
  • Marine Warranty Survey
  • Hydrodynamics and Seakeeping
  • Mooring Design and Analysis, both spread moorings and quayside
  • Planning of Loadouts, Heavy Lifts, Transportation and Installation operations
  • Conversion and upgrades to existing vessels
  • New build design
  • Seafastening design
  • Design and specification of repairs
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Detailed Design

With a dedicated technical department located in Lockport, LA, Naval Architects and Engineers in Houston, with further backing out of our Houston, TX and Rio de Janeiro Brazil offices. This allows us to provide the maritime service needed to maintain and operate vessels efficiently, including an expert team of Masters, Engineers, Electricians, Naval Architects, purchasing, information technology, safety, quality and environmental protection, insurance, as well as financial and administration personnel.

During vessel reactivation and commissioning, to provide a technical support staff for all DP & alarm/automation system testing, Auxiliary systems commissioning, and associated DP FMEA trials which includes check, run and repair all the auxiliary and main systems. Oversee the project, and also actively restart and operate the vessel and all associated systems.

Schedule technicians and service companies in order to keep the vessel operationally effective all while keeping within budget. Service delivery is underpinned by a rigorous approach to safety, security and environmental protection. Technical ship management services encompass all of the services that maximize the operational efficiency and physical condition of a vessel throughout its working life in compliance with the requirements of industry regulators, ship owners,  clients and customers. Maritime Assurance Consultancy Management.

 

Vessel Reactivation & Commissioning Services

  • Registration of Vessels
  • Technical Supervision & Maintenance
  • Operational Activity Planning
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Vessel Inspection and Reports
  • Dry-dockings and major repairs
  • Purchasing – Inventory control
  • Budgetary – Financial controls
  • Planned Maintenance Systems
  • Insurance arrangement and Claims handling
  • Supply and management of the crew
  • Any other Technical assistance that may be required

Providing vessel crew that will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel and all on board. They will effectively and efficiently operate the vessel and execute Marine operations, DP maneuvers and USCG & Port State Control inspections and Audits including ISM, ISPS, EMS, CMID, and OCIMF/OVID.

Expert DP and Mission Critical Systems Specialists will also make certain all associated DP related documentation are current, in addition to attending each and every DP trial and work with the DP FMEA Practitioner to develop a precise testing protocol, not just a check box exercise. To work with the crew to develop and maintain the operational requirements associated with Dynamic Positioning. Some of these include CAM/ASOG/SIMOPS.

 

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Comprehensive, Plain Language Manuals

  • QHSE Manuals,
  • Security manuals,
  • DP Operations Manuals,
  • Ballast Water Management,
  • Marine Operating Manuals,
  • Waste/Garbage Management,
  • Safe Recovery from Water/Man Overboard,
  • Vessel Response Plans (tank and non-tank), and
  • Specific State required manuals.

Complete Document Packages”

Complete document packages for New Build and in service vessels, DP system upgrades, and for your entire fleet to meet all resolution and guidance documents issued by class and state societies.

Specialize in developing comprehensive, plain language manuals necessary for the safety of the crew, the ship, the environment, and the regulatory agencies.

5-Yearly DP Trials

24 hr|Typical 2-3 days on board

Minimum: (0.5 day) Mobilize from Houston (2 days) Conduct Trials (0.5 day) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

Annual DP Trials

24 hr|Typical 1-2 days on board

Minimum: (0.5 days) Mobilize from Houston (1 day) Conduct Trials (0.5 days) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

CAM/ ASOG/ WSOG/ SIMOPS Documents

24 hr|Typical 3-4 days

Minimum: (0.5 days) Mobilize from Houston (3 day) Develop Document (0.5 days) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

CMID Inspection

24 hr|Typical 1-2 days on board

Minimum: (0.5 day) Mobilize from Houston (1 day) Conduct Trials (0.5 day) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

DP Operations Manual

24 hr|Typical 5 days

Minimum: (0.5 days) Mobilize from Houston (4-5 days) Develop Document (0.5 days) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

OVID Inspection

24 hr|Typical 1-2 days on board

Minimum: (0.5 day) Mobilize from Houston (1 day) Conduct Trials (0.5 day) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

OVMSA Audit

24 hr|Typical 4-5 days on site

Minimum: (0.5 days) Mobilize from Houston (4 days) Conduct Audit (0.5 days) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

Pre-purchase, Condition, On-hire/Off-hire Survey

24 hr|Typical 1-2 days on board

Minimum: (0.5 day) Mobilize from Houston (1 day) Conduct Trials (0.5 day) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

ROV Audit

24 hr|Typical 1-2 days on board

Minimum: (0.5 day) Mobilize from Houston (1 day) Conduct Trials (0.5 day) Demobilize from vessel to Houston. If the required mobilization/demobilization times are greater than 4 hours, an adjustment will be necessary. The following conditions apply: • Invoices to be paid: *NET 21 – 3% reduction in proposed rate *NET 30 – invoiced at cost. *NET 45 – 15% increase will be applied towards reimbursable expense *NET 60 – 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice.*>NET 60 – an additional 15% increase will be applied to the total invoice every 30 days. • Excludes any third-party costs, such as courier services, that may be required by the client.

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Partners Clients

Many offshore vessel operators/ owners in US, Brazil & Mexico and most Drilling, Offshore Construction / Installation & Subsea Intervention companies in US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Curacao, Columbia, Venezuela & Uruguay. Many European & Scandinavian Companies such as REM, Vestland Offshore, Swire UK, P&O, Topaz Europe & Dubai and more.

Oil majors including BHP, Shell (Shell Brazil), BP, ExxonMobil, TechnipFMC, HOS, Chouest, Oceaneering International, Tidewater Marine, Cargil Incorporated, Harvey, Seacor Marine, (all vessel operators in US except Stabert) Falcon, Fred.Olsen Windcarrier, ALE/ Mammoet, Petrobras, Marlin, Sebastian AS, Estaleiro Mau, TerraSond Limited, Eaglestar Shipmanagement, Kosmos Energy, LLC, Transpetro, Prosafe Servicos Maritimos Ltda, UP Offshore Apoio Maritimo Ltda., COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Transport (Europe) B.V., Fairfield Geotechnologies, P&O Maritime UK, Saipem Americas Inc., PetroSaudi Oil Services (Venezuela)., MHM Corretora de Seguros, LLOYD’S REGISTER NORTH AMERICA, DNV-GL, ABS, IBS, OMC Holland, Bram Offshore Transportes Marítimos Ltda, COLI Shipping & Transport do Brasil Ltda., IMETAME Logistica Porto, Dragados Offshore Mexico, CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation Ltd.), CGG, Fugro, European Product Carriers Ltd, Mc Dermott, International, Ensco, Seadrill, Total, Husky, Chevron, Noble Drilling, Anadarko, Buzca Soluciones de Ingeniería, Bahia Grande, Jad Construction Limited, Finarge Apoio Marítimo Ltda, Hongsing Offshore & Marine Pte. Ltd., Vantura Petroleo, Kosmos Energy Gulf of Mexico Operations, LLC, ENI, Repsoil, Grupo R, Saipem, Murphy, PEARL HPW LIMITED, SERPORT S.A., RPS Energy Limited, GEOMARES S.A.S, Gulf Copper, Baltic Exchange, AXA Brazil, London-UK, NY-US & Norwegian Clubs P&I/ H&M Underwriters , Clyde & Co., BlankRome, Houston Maritime Arbitration Association (HMAA) Maritime Attorneys, SEACRAFT SHIPYARD, L.L.C., Marine Technologies, International Marine Systems. US Drilling companies