Worldwide there are approximately 3,000 merchant ports and the work of the Harbour Master can vary widely from country to country and from port to port even within the same country.
Longitude, an LOC Group Company, announce on 22 January that it has been awarded the contract for the Trinity House Vessel Replacement Project Technical Specialist.
This agreement will, it is understood, see Longitude work on the requirements definition and tender specification for the Trinity House new aids to navigation service vessel. Support will then continue through the procurement and build phases of the contract, with the end goal of delivering a vessel to replace THV Patricia commissioned in 1982.
Longitude will provide a conceptual design of the vessel to Trinity House, to facilitate a thorough analysis of the vessel’s requirements, and look into incorporating new technologies, including hybrid systems. Once the design phase is complete, Longitude will work alongside the chosen shipyard to ensure that the design and build phases are successfully executed and that the end product is in accordance with Trinity House requirements.
Jake Anderson, Group Director of Longitude, commented:
‘We are very pleased to be working with Trinity House on this high profile project to deliver a new ship for their fleet. As 90% of the goods consumed in the UK arrive by sea, the need for safe navigation is critical and we will bring together our expertise in the design and operation of offshore ships, with our experience in specification-driven projects to deliver Trinity House with the ship they need to provide this service. The tender process was highly competitive and we are delighted to have been awarded this important contract for LOC Group.’
Dean Goves, Managing Director of Longitude Southampton, commented:
‘The Trinity House vessel replacement project is a perfect fit for the Group, as we can make the most of our cross-discipline team, from the mariners in the LOC Shipping team to the designers and engineers in Longitude. We look forward to ensuring the new ship incorporates the latest technology to maximise safe operations, whilst also minimising its environmental impact.’
To learn more about the LOC Group and Longitude see: www.longitude-engineering.com
And of Trinity House: www.trinityhouse.co.uk
See here the journal FLASH for an introduction to the work of Trinity House Service: https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/about-us/media-centre/flash-journal
Photo: Trinity House / LOC Group / Longitude ©.
US Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia, crew members were recognized on 21 February for their response during the Golden Ray rescue of September 2019.
Rear-Admiral Eric Jones, Coast Guard 7th District commander, and Master Chief Petty Officer Devin Spencer, 7th District Command Master Chief, presented Air Medals to Lieutenant Robert Mineo and Lieutenant Jeb Slick, both helicopter pilots, and to Petty Officer 1st Class Eric Young and Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Newberg, both aviation survival technicians.
Jones and Spencer also presented Coast Guard Commendation Medals to Petty Officer 2nd Class Jared Blitz, an aviation maintenance technician, and Petty Officer Joseph Kelly, an avionics electrical technician.
Mineo, Slick, Young, and Newberg, Blitz, and Kelly were instrumental in rescuing crew members from the motor vessel Golden Ray, a 656-foot vehicle carrier that capsized in Brunswick, Georgia with 24 people aboard.
On 8 September 2019, Coast Guard Air Station Savannah aircrews responded to Golden Ray, one of the most significant cases of Air Station Savannah’s history.
Before daybreak, they hoisted five survivors to safety, including the ship’s Master and skilfully managed the safe withdrawal of the pilot boat captain to a Coast Guard Station Brunswick small boat waiting below.
On 19 & 20 November 2020, the Navigating a Changing Climate partners will organise a two-day conference as part of the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) to be held in The Philippines, hosted by The Philippine Ports Authority (see https://www.pianc-copedec2020.org/ )
Of this event, Navigating a Changing Climate at COPEDEC, partners will organise a two-day conference as part of the 10th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries (COPEDEC) to be held in The Philippines, hosted by The Philippine Ports Authority.
Partners with PIANC are: IAPH, the International Harbour Masters’ Association, the International Maritime Pilots’ Association, IMarEST and others.
They set up Navigating a Changing Climate as a five-year ‘Marrakech Partnership’ initiative in 2015, in the lead up to the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In addition to the partner associations, more than 50 organisations have signed up as Navigating a Changing Climate ‘supporters’.