Forte Maritime in conjunction with an American Owned Seismic company entered into a relationship to stabilize and improve the redundancy and reliability of a chartered offshore multi-purpose support vessel carrying out seabed seismic work. Forte Maritime’s role was to manage the upgrade process and satisfy the Seismic Companies Client, an Aberdeen based Oil Major that the multi-purpose support vessel’s reliability was substantially improved.
The review and implementation took place during crew changes; therefore the process had to be managed in a timely manner to avoid any contractual penalties. The review included implementing a comprehensive upgrade of the existing main switchboard equipment, power management software packages and training of both crews in the operation of the vessel in various conditions and scenarios. The training scenarios included improving procedures for operating inside platforms 500m zone to complete loss of power “blackout” and the knowledge to reinstate power and propulsion in a timely and coordinated manner.