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In-Water Survey: Everything You Need To Know

 

A ship ready for underwater inspection

No matter how carefully you use your vessel, external factors such as biofouling and harsh weather conditions can often lead to un-noticed, long-term damage. This is when in-water surveys come into play. They’re an excellent way to collect valuable and accurate information regarding your ship’s condition and seaworthiness. Here’s everything you need to know about the process: 

TSS Offshore Diving Job

TSS Goes Offshore!!

 

offshore diving job in Thailand

Another company milestone was set this week, as Thai Subsea Services Ltd. conducted its first offshore diving project.

Responding to an emergency callout from a longtime valued client, divers and crew onboard the M/V TSS Shepherd managed to mobilize and set sail for the Gulf of Thailand within a remarkable timeframe.

M/V TSS SHEPHERD

M/V TSS SHEPHERD 

 

Thailand Steel Diving Boat

Thai Subsea Services Ltd. is proud to announce the arrival of our new diving boat TSS SHEPHERD.

This beautiful vessel will provide a first-class working experience for future TSS endeavors.

Effects of Incorrect Hull Cleaning Practices

Container ship in the middel of the sea

Incorrect maintenance practices and merely unprofessional ship care can turn up and cost you heaps of dollars in the long run. From potentially ruining the ecosystem (by harboring hazardous pests and marine species), a dirty hull can lead to various ship inefficiencies. If you’re new to the shipping industry or generally unaware of correct hull cleaning practices, our hull cleaning experts at Thai Subsea Services are here to help.

It’s extremely important to adopt a thorough and consistent hull cleaning program for your ships, whether they be bulk carriers, tankers, or offshore marine vessels.

In this blog, we will discuss the adverse impact of inconsistent and incorrect hull cleaning practices that can compromise your ship’s performance.

Underwater Welding The Art of Mixing Fire and Water

Correct Procedures for Underwater Welding

 

Underwater What?

Underwater welding. The two words together sound like a contradictory statement. How could anything involving exposed electricity safely take place underwater?

Welding and water, electricity and fluid? It’s simply doesn’t sound right when hearing it for the first time. Under most circumstances, we see this mixture as a bad idea.

International Association of Classification Societies

International Sailing Container ShipA ship intended to sail in international trade must hold a valid class certificate, issued upon verification of its compliance with the rules of a Classification Society.

Member societies of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) are non-governmental organizations that are responsible for more than 90% of the world’s cargo-carrying ships’ tonnage.

Some of these societies have been around for a very long time. Lloyd’s Register of London for example, was established in 1760.  In those times, the shipping industry was experiencing rapid growth and was in a need of a system to properly assess and ensure the quality of the ships embarking on travel in the high seas.

Detrimental Elements Result in Loss of Efficiency and Profits in the Shipping Industry

Algae on side of the ship

Has your ship been getting slower while engine RPM’s and fuel consumption continue to increase?

Experiencing irregular or inaccurate doppler readings?

Lack of volume or pressure in your ship’s cooling system?

Been a while since your last dry docking?

Good chance your vessel is coated and clogged by massive amounts of aquatic marine life known as marine growth.

You may be at the receiving end of a plethora of problems to come…

Marine growth” or “Biofouling” within the shipping industry is a term that is used to specifically refer to problematic species that attach and grow to the underside of vessel and other waterborne oceanic infrastructures.

As you will find out in this article, marine growth continues to be a menace for ship owners and operators alike, contributing to a large range of issues that negatively impact the shipping industry on the whole.

Why Divers are Important are Crucial for the Commercial Shipping Industry

Commercial Diver To Service Your Ship

Thailand, uses its ideal geographical location to continue fostering growth in the merchant maritime and commercial shipping industries.

Its southwestern shoreline meets the Indian Ocean, and the eastern shoreline borders the Gulf of Thailand of the Pacific Ocean.

This water-surrounded nation, like many other major ocean-trading countries, are at the mercy of the harsh elements of the sea and are in constant need of subsea support in order to ensure prosperity.  This opens up a gigantic avenue for underwater-related work and maintenance.

However, these tasks can’t be carried out by regular people; we need a highly knowledgeable and trained specialist to perform these operations. This is where commercial divers come to play.

What happens to a ship when it’s no longer safe to sail?

Decompositioning Retired Old Ship

There are approximately 50,000 ships sailing the world’s oceans at any given time and about 1,000 ocean-going commercial vessels reach the end of service life each year.

With proper maintenance, a commercial ship’s average lifespan can reach 25 – 30 years. After this, the ship may become too expensive to operate or simply become unseaworthy, which may put human safety at risk.

Ever wondered what happens to a ship when it is too old to sail?

Let us learn all the 5 most common scenarios for the fate of an old ship!