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Seacat Services launches Second 26m Catamaran

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  Class-leading offshore energy crew transfer vessel operator Seacat Services today launches Seacat Courageous, the firm’s second 26-metre crew transfer vessel, as it continues to support the growth of the European offshore wind market. The expectations of offshore wind developers and operators when it comes to crew transfer vessel availability, reliability and passenger comfort are continuing to increase as the industry matures. Concurrently, construction is commencing on large, deep-water project sites further from shore that demand high levels of seakeeping performance and greater capacity for both fuel and equipment. Seacat Courageous, which will hit the water for the first time following an official naming ceremony this morning at the South Boats IOW yard in Cowes, is set to join sister vessel Seacat Intrepid in the nine-strong Seacat Services fleet. With a near-identical specification to Intrepid, DNV-GL certified Courageous profits from the same unique three-year tank-testing programme at South Boats IOW that has brought a number of fundamental design innovations to the sector, further improving on the high standards set by the vessels before her. These features are accompanied by a 26,000-litre fuel tank – allowing great flexibility in the number of operational hours that can be served at sea - and a larger foredeck to accommodate 20ft equipment containers.


Coast Guard MSSTs Bring Added Expertise to SEACAT

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jessica M. Bailey, Commander Task Force 73 Public Affairs The U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Teams (MSSTs) lent its specialized training to the sixth annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise which concluded Aug. 21. SEACAT was an at-sea, scenario-driven, fleet training exercise involving the U.S. along with six Southeast Asian countries tracking and boarding simulated critical contacts of interest


Seacat Debuts First Tank-tested Catamaran

Photo courtesy of Seacat Services

Following the completion of preliminary sea trials, offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services unveiled the British-built Seacat Intrepid, the first DNV GL certified 26-meter crew transfer vessel to benefit from a unique three-year offshore wind farm workboat tank testing research and development program that capitalized on an improved understanding of wind, wave and weather conditions within European waters.


Singapore Takes Part in SEACAT Naval Exercise

The Singapore-leg of the annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise started here on Monday with the participation of the navies from the countries such as Singapore, the United States, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. According to a statement by the Ministry of Defense, the annual SEACAT exercise is taking place from Aug.14 to 22, and the Singapore leg will last two days from Aug. 20 to 21.


Seventh Annual SEACAT Exercise Begins

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Dan Meaney, Commander Task Force 73 Public Affairs The seventh annual Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise began in , Aug. 18. Designed to focus information sharing, cooperation and coordination, SEACAT brings six countries together for simultaneous bilateral exercises with the . The multifaceted exercises present participants with realistic situations involving criminal and terrorist threats requiring international


South China Sea Exercises Joined by LCS1 'USS Freedom'

USS Freedom departs for SEACAT: Photo credit USN

The littoral combat ship 'USS Freedom' (LCS 1) is participating in the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise with several regional navies, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. 
 SEACAT highlights the value of information sharing and multilateral cooperation in scenarios that give participating navies hands-on practice in maritime security operations. 

 Freedom's participation includes several boarding events conducted with her embarked visit, board


USS Howard Builds Partnerships in SEACAT Exercise

Members of the Brunei Special Forces rush towards the pilot house of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) during a visit, board, search and seizure exercise. Howard, along with the Brunei Air Force and Royal Brunei Navy, are participating in South East Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism exercises off the coast of Brunei. Howard and the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group are on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility operating in the wes

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Scott, Carrier Strike Group 7 Public Affairs The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Howard (DDG 83) trained with the navies of , , , and the Republic of the Aug. 17-20 during the Southeast Asia Cooperation Against Terrorism (SEACAT) exercise. The seventh-annual exercise focused on improving the interoperability between regional navies and their ability to collectively intercept vessels using the seas to transport criminals


Tasmania’s Manx Connection

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When the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company purchased its latest Incat-built high speed ferry for service on the Irish Sea it continued a relationship established 22 years ago. In 1987, Incat’s chairman Robert Clifford was invited by naval architects Hart Fenton, acting for then Steam Packet shareholder Sea Containers, to visit the Isle of Man with a view of building a high speed craft to serve the island’s needs


A&P Group Reports Positive Outlook

"Ship repair in the U.K. is looking positive for 2003" say the A&P Group, who has confirmed that all 14 of their dry docks are full with various vessels under repair, refit and conversion. A&P Tyne is currently hosting a number of ships including Stirling Shipmanagement's 2,270dwt offshore supply vessel Putford Enterprise, the 2,067dwt offshore supply vessel Pacific Banner owned by Swire Pacific Offshore, Boyd Line's 1,621grt Arctic Warrior and P&O Ferries' 20,446grt PO Kent.


A&P Birkenhead Stays Busy

Since reopening in August last year (2002), A&P Birkenhead has made significant strides to becoming a major force in the northern European shiprepair industry. One of the first operations carried out by A&P Group was to put in place efficient and effective quality systems in all the yard’s departments. This drive has been rewarded with the award of the ISO 9002:2000 accreditation from Bureau Veritas Quality Inspectorate (BVQI), which will also carry out six-monthly audits of the yard.


Rolls-Royce Water Jets for Windfarm Support Vessels

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Rolls-Royce said it has secured a contract to supply water jets for three wind farm support vessels to be built by South Boats IOW for the offshore wind transfer vessel operator Seacat Services. In what Rolls-Royce called one of the biggest orders made for wind farm workboats


Freedom Sets Sail for CARAT Malaysia 2013

USS Freedom (Official U.S. Navy file photo.)

The Navy's first littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1), departed Changi Naval Base June 11 to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013. CARAT Malaysia is among the key maritime exercises and exchanges Freedom will conduct with regional navies and U.S






 
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