Algeria Ferries RO-Pax launched

5th Apr 2020

The Algeria Ferry RO-Pax hull number 17121028 has been floated-out in GSI dry dock, after a series of routine checks duly monitored by SeaQuest supervision team.

The project has entered in the final construction phase which includes, among other crucial activities, the completion of the interior outfitting of all crew and passenger accommodation areas.

The delivery is scheduled by mid 2021.

 

Significant Ships of 2019

1st Apr 2020

MV Admiral Schmidt, a vessel SeaQuest was in charge for the complete new building project management, features in the prestigious publication “Significant Ships of 2019”.

MV Admiral Schmidt is the first in a series of two Polar Code / Ice Class 104,550 DWT “minicaper” bulk carriers built at Shanghai Shipyard and Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding and was delivered in autumn 2019.

SeaQuest has been involved in the project since the contractual technical negotiations phase, providing a crucial contribution to the finalization of the shipbuilding specifications and makers' list. Thereafter, SeaQuest executed the plan approval and took care of the construction supervision.

“Significant Ships” is an annual publication of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) of UK, an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.

The publication describes the most innovative and important commercial designs of vessels 100m LOA and above delivered by shipyards during the previous year. It includes a cross-section of ship types, with each vessel being either representative of its type or singularly significant.  Each ship receives a concise technical description and principal particulars, (including the major equipment suppliers), general arrangement plans and a colour photograph of the vessel.

Admiral Schmidt peculiar characteristics can be seen here.

For more details on RINA and Significant Ship publication click here.

 

Maintaining business continuity and managing risk during the COVID-19 outbreak

23rd Mar 2020

Despite the worldwide spreading of the COVID-19 outbreak, operations at SeaQuest have progressed with minor slow down but without disruption to-date. We are taking all the necessary safety measures to protect our site teams and minimize health risks, in accordance with government-directed health requirements and our internal HSE procedures.

SeaQuest is currently running 6 site offices in S. Korea and China and have 4 more planned to open within the next few months. While the extent of this global health crisis is evolving, our focus is to protect the interests of our clients by maintaining services continuity while preserving the safety of our employees.

 

Newcastlemax project ahead of schedule

23rd Jan 2020

In January 2020 the fifth and sixth vessels in a series of eight Newcastlemax bulk carriers have been delivered respectively 1 and 2 months ahead of schedule!
The project is managed by SeaQuest, which took care of contractual negotiations and specification review, plan approval, makers selection and is in charge of the construction supervision.

In the above picture, the delivery protocol is being signed by SeaQuest CEO & MD on behalf the owners 2020 Bulkers.