SeaQuest for Olympic Shipping VLCCs
31st Jan 2018
The official Steel Cutting of the Olympic Shiping's three VLCC newbuilding project was successfully carried out at the Steel Preparation Shop in HHI Ulsan yard on January 31st, 2018.
The representatives of SeaQuest, the Class and the Builder attended the ceremony.
SeaQuest is in charge of the construction supervision and the SeaQuest/Olympic Shipping site office in HHI was opened on the same day, in conjunction with this main event.
Mercy Ships Cargo Day 2017
18th Jan 2018
SeaQuest has joined efforts to support Mercy Ships’ activities in Africa by participating to the second edition of the Cargo Day Campaign. Thanks to the combined action of the shipping and trading community in Switzerland, 92 cargoes and 9 address commissions were donated and more than US$650,000 were raised through the participation of 24 charters, 20 shipowners, 24 ship brokers, 7 port agents and other service companies.
Mercy Ships is a global charity founded in 1978. It operates a fleet of hospital ships providing free lifesaving surgeries and quality medical assistance to underprivileged populations living in the world’s poorest regions.
25th Dec 2017
SeaQuest performance in 2017
1st Dec 2017
This year has been the most challenging for the marine industry in decades, and more so for the medium segment players serving this industry as Marine Project Consultants, many of whom could not survive the tumultuous times. With great tenacity, foresight, perseverance and able leadership, SeaQuest created a niche and managed not only to survive but also prosper, looking positively to the future.
SeaQuest has the pride of taking a leading role in the Naval Ship Construction Supervision, serving the world-class Navies of United Kingdom, Norway and, last added, New Zealand. The latter project consists of Plan Approval and Construction Supervision of one Military Sustainment Capability – Enhanced Naval Ship.
This year we succeeded in delivering three MARS (Military Approach Reach & Sustainability) Tankers for Royal Fleet Auxiliary MoD UK and conducted the Naming Inauguration Ceremony of HNoMS “MAUD” for NDMA Norway.
The dedication of the entire SeaQuest team over a period of more than three years has borne fruits for all of us to cherish. This experience puts us on a firm ground in a completely new market segment and has opened fresh vistas for our company.
The 1st MARS Tanker “TIDESPRING” delivered in January 2017, successfully conducted RAS trials with two Naval Warships simultaneously and has been inducted in service of the Royal Fleet Auxiliaries.
Among the meaningful activities, SeaQuest took up another singular challenge converting a dismal case into an opportunity for the Hyundai Group, for two Suezmax tankers whose contract was annulled by the Owners and taken over by HHI shipyards in S.Korea. In fact, SeaQuest partly conducted the Plan Approval for these Tankers and completely supervised their construction on behalf of HHI, for the first time.
Our supervision improved the Tankers quality and trustworthiness in the market as these vessels were successfully sold by HHI to a significantly higher price than the market price, shortly after their construction completion.
While this year marked our foray within new market segments unchartered by SeaQuest, we continued with our regular business by successfully delivering Very Large LPG Carriers, Very Large Crude Carriers, Suezmax Tankers and finally, on 22 November, the largest Product Carriers of 157k DWT with fully coated cargo tanks as per PSPC.
A very judicious mix of our traditional strength with the new ventures, our hard work, dedication and foresight has been instrumental in steering our company through these difficult times and will take us to the future with hope and prosperity for our company.
In 2017, we successfully delivered 12 vessels and till now 12 ships are planned to be delivered in 2018.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all SQ members for the hard work and dedication and wish better prospects in the coming years.
At the helm….
SeaQuest Marine Project Management Ltd