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Chase Support Vessels

Chase / survey support vessels are often engaged by oil and gas and renewables Operators to protect survey vessels and equipment during operations. As well as survey work, they are also engaged during installation projects such as pipeline bundle operations. SFFSL works for a wide range of projects and clients, including major international seismic and installation companies, utilising local fishermen’s knowledge to provide effective communication with other vessels in the vicinity, often preventing conflict and minimising disturbance for all parties concerned. Regular vessel inspections are carried out by our qualified and experienced in house team, working alongside client auditors as required, to ensure safety and service delivery are prioritised.

Providing support for
• seismic surveys
• pipeline bundle tows
• renewable energy installation operations
• environmental survey work

Marine Assurance
• qualified Marine Assurance and Safety Officers
• regular vessel inspections undertaken
• Marine Safety Forum supported vessel inspection documentation
• training and certification to fishing industry standards Communication
• with fishing vessels and other marine traffic
• close liaison to minimise conflict and loss of survey time
• daily updates and activity reports provided
• 24 hr emergency onshore support