VTS/Traffic Management

Where the continuing search for new oil and gas reserves and wind farm installations in the North Sea conflicts with commercial traffic routes, it is increasingly important that vessels are clearly and authoritatively informed, as well as directed away from sensitive and expensive equipment. Our Deep Sea Pilots can assist in reducing the cost of damaged or lost equipment, ensure the safety of personnel and lead to cost-efficient time savings.

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Pilot Based Traffic Management

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The Pilots provided for this work have experience within the seismic survey industry, carry their own equipment and can thereby work independently of the ship's equipment (a bonus where space is of a premium). They are experienced in working with guard vessels and the Coastguard, therefore providing extensive communication lines with the relevant authorities. 

Our Pilots have completed the basic safety training required for the Oil and Gas Industry with a number having completed BOISET training. Pilot based traffic management will allow the survey team to concentrate on providing the best data for the client, on time and within budget, and therefore allowing for all the crew's attention to be solely on the project in hand. We always provide two pilots for projects meaning that one is on duty at all times.

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Benefits of VTS

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— Costs

Reduction in costs due to decreased delays in the timescale of operations and potential damage to equipment.

— Reporting

Our pilots are experienced with reporting procedures allowing them to keep on top of these for the vessel as well as having authority as a licensed Deep Sea Pilot to ensure vessels divert away from operations.

— Experience/Knowledge

Given their role, they have extensive knowledge of navigation and are alert to any potential danger/risk at an early stage and ensure this doesn’t cause any disruption or damage to operations.

— Crew Support

Having Deep Sea Pilot’s onboard allows the crew to focus purely on the job at hand and not become distracted by other vessel movements. This, in turn, helps to reduce project times and bring about cost savings.

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