EMCsq Vessel Wrytha

EMCsq Vessel Wrytha has been called upon to assess and make recommendations reports on marine operations from small passenger fleets to entire offshore oil field operations starting with the land based facilities, to the assessment of the vessels and the logistics for personnel movements.

One such project was for a state owned oil company in Trinidad. The project’s first step included onsite reviewing of port facilities, personnel movements, all vessels on hire and owned by the company for compliance and fitness, offshore operations, security, time management, vessel utilization, loss and thefts. EMCsq personnel & associates spent one week onsite reviewing all the above collecting data for an initial assessment and a base for the recommendations to follow.

A second follow-up onsite review of the “problem spots” was conducted along with a preliminary report to the top management. At this meeting it was then decided what direction the reports were to focus on. The key categories were as follows;

The final report generated was 100 pages of findings and recommendations as follows;

The report found that almost 50% of the hired fleet was not in compliance with IMO regulations and were in a state of disrepair. It also found that there was unnecessary vessel movement and utilization with crew vessels transporting the same personnel round trip only to be fueling up after each run causing concern of “fuel theft & sale”. The overall recommendations were to replace the vessels, create a “security grid” for the offshore oilfield by employing a radar and vessel location system monitored by security personnel, security to have its own vessels, and create a personnel management system employing an ID card system that would be swiped at every location including onboard vessels that automatically reported in real time back to security and operations. The bottom line is that the company would save $1.7 million US per year over the cost of implementing the recommended systems and vessel replacement.

Example of one page from the report;


This report is prepared after the previously issued “Interim Report”. The report points the way forward in terms of vessel rationalization and vessel management system
including radar system implementation.

The report is made up of three (3) main Sections and two (2) Appendices:

Section I – details the assessment of the fleet and vessel usage, personnel movement and dispatch procedures, communications system in use, the invitation to bid process,
and security operations. The Section also reports on specific incidents that are noted and where possible, data has been analyzed to support findings.

Section II – identifies the recommendations based on the areas assessed under the same item headings found in that section. The recommendations are based on sound
practices that are employed elsewhere in marine oilfield environments similar to (company name). This Section also points to an indicative Vessel Rationalization Plan.

Section III – describes and details the proposed systems and design to achieve the recommendations. Based on the assessment and recommendations procedures at a
high level have been flow charted to indicate how they will work given the systems being recommended. The system recommended i.e. Digitally Interfaced Area Network
E-com (DIANE) is an integrated one that combines data entry screen with vessel tracking systems to enable scheduling of vessels, personnel and supplies/bunkers
from the platforms, rigs or any other location in (company name) fields. A ship to shore and shore to ship communication flow chart is also provided to indicate how movements
and requests will be communicated.

Consequently there are recommendations for projects relating to vessel rationalization, vessel inspection, non-compliant vessel replacement and system acquisition and

The vessel rationalization recommendation provides (company name) with a platform to own/operate or lease/operate two (2) optimal passenger vessels and two (2)
special purpose security vessels. As an initial move this could rationalize approximately ten (10) vessels out of the current operations. The addition of the vessel
management system provides a base to which vessels could be added as (company name) operations expand. The system is relatively simple in concept and in actual
operational practicality. The recommended system allows company name) to realize significant benefits in terms of vessel automatic matching to loads and passenger moves
and vessel monitoring to maximize time. Through proper use of the system (company name) operational effectiveness can be increased.

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