Marine Operation Services & Consultancy
Analysis & Procedures
We carry out engineering and operational analyses for a broad range of marine-related subjects including:
  • Mooring of ships and other floating structures
  • Deep sea and Inshore towage
  • Sea-fastening of heavy high value cargo
  • Offshore marine operations (load-out, transportation and installation)
  • Rig moving and Anchor handling
  • Semi-sub, jack-up and offshore barge operations
  • SPM & LNG Terminal maritime operations We can produce guidance documents, technical specifications and manuals for you, and write policies and procedures. We can also assist in its implementation, for example any training you might require.
This service includes:
  • Guidelines for the planning, design and execution of complex and unusual marine operations
  • Functional specifications for marine operations
  • Emergency response manuals, for example SOPEP (Ship Oil Pollution Emergency Plan) and SMPEP (Shipboard Marine Pollution Emergency Plan)
  • Preparation and implementation of ISM/ISO (International Safety Management Code/International Organization for Standardization)
  • Terminal / Port Marine operation booklets
Planning, Design and Support
Our personnel have a valuable combination of knowledge and hands-on experience in the planning and execution of marine operations. Consequently we are well-placed to offer technical advice and support to our clients. This can include seconding personnel to our clients to assist with a project or to manage specific marine operations. We can help with the design and preparation of detailed procedures, contingency plans and associated engineering and analysis for various types of load-out, transportation and installation operations. This can include the design of ancillary temporary facilities and structures, such as loading or offloading jetties, grounding pads, moorings, grillage and seafastening.
Risk, Safety & Environment
Our multi-disciplined technical staff have a broad range of marine expertise and knowledge of risk management and safety practices and procedures. This is significantly enhanced by our marine casualty investigation and consultancy work, which provides a unique perspective on the risks and consequences of potential and actual failures in engineering, procedures and management systems. Our capabilities in the HSE field include:
  • Qualitative and quantitative marine risk assessments
  • Navigational risk assessments
  • Environmental Impact Studies
  • Marine safety audits
  • Operational readiness audits and reviews
  • Risk and safety audits of construction, repair facilities and port operations
DP Operations
Dynamic Positioning Services are important within the offshore industry. We perform thorough audits, inspections and trials of vessels fitted with dynamic positioning (DP) systems. This can include annual audits, trials prior to certain operations and FMEAs (Failure Mode Effects Analysis). Our comprehensive service for dynamic positioning includes:
  • Dynamic Positioning (DP) Surveys, Audits and Trials
  • Failure Mode and Effect Analyses for both new build and existing DP vessels
  • Annual DP trials
  • DP Capability analyses, including HAZIDs and capability plots
  • Dynamic Positioning incident investigations
  • New build and conversion disputes for DP vessels
  • Preparation of DP operations manuals