MMS Ship Repair completes work on Ocean TrollYard News // September 4, 2013
MMS Ship Repair based in Hull, UK has recently completed a conversion to the Atlantic Offshore rescue vessel Ocean Troll.
The job required was to convert the Ocean Troll (an anchor handling supply vessel) to a safety standby vessel, which required a fully equipped accommodation unit and equipment fabricating and installing onto the vessels back deck. All work was carried out to Det Norse Veritas class requirements.
MMS attended the vessel whilst making a port call into Stavanger, Norway to survey the vessel and provide owners with a proposal and quotation, after which owners (Atlantic Offshore Rescue) awarded MMS the contract.
MMS then proceeded in ordering materials and equipment, in particular items which required a longer lead time. MMS also arranged with owners to make another visit to the vessel during its next port call. This was attended by MMS to assess the job first hand. "Planning and preparation on a job such as this conversion is vital to ensure all work is carried out satisfactorily and as fast as practically possible," said the yard.
"To organise and carry out jobs as efficiently as possible MMS always work together as a team, each job has a dedicated ship manager to oversee the particular project from commencement to completion. One of the shipyard's strong points is that all of the work is carried out in house by its own workforce which covers steel work, pipe work, electrical installation, carpentry, painting and marine engineering, therefore not having to rely on any sub-contractors whatsoever."
On this particular vessel the survivor units were designed in two sections spread apart on the centre line of the vessel so the Ocean Troll could still operate it main towing winch. MMS fabricated and outfitted the units in one of the companyís workshops which are adjacent to the MMS non tidal quay berths.
On arrival the Ocean Trollís aft deck was cleared which included removing a deck house and various equipment. After this the 2 units were transported from the workshop to the quay and lifted into position. The vessel was then dry docked for class renewal work and final installation of the accommodation units.