Silent-E Notation for LR2 Product Carrier
29th Apr 2021
M/V Onex Peace, the recently delivered LR2 product carrier built under SeaQuest supervision at Hyundai Sambo Heavy Industries (HSHI) in S.Korea, has obtained the Silent-E class notation by DNV GL.
Silent-E (Environmental) notation ensures ships do not exceed average-to-moderate Underwater Radiation Noise (URN) levels. Vessels with this notation can minimize their impact on marine life and show environmental consciousness. Onex Peace has become the world’s first large-sized merchant vessel to obtain this voluntary notation.
SeaQuest has contributed to this achievement with Hyundai, DNV and Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean engineering (KRISO) during all crucial phases, model testing in KRISO, Propulsion Design & Hull optimizing, Plan Approval and culminating in Sea Trial Test for several days.
Dry-Docking & Retrofit Support
4th Jan 2021
In the last months several Owners and Ship Managers have taken advantage of SeaQuest ability to provide qualified and reliable on-site support for their special / intermediate survey dry docking or retrofit projects in Chinese repair yards.
Thanks to the increasing number of newbuilding projects accomplished in China, SeaQuest has built a pool of qualified and experienced Chinese inspectors who are also readily available for being employed in quality of dry-docking / ship repair / retrofit Owners’ Representative / Surveyors.
SeaQuest added values are the ability to have in-hands and select the right expertise for each project anywhere in the country, to provide adequate back-up and technical support through its organization in Far East and to intervene on-site with senior personnel to assist in negotiations with yards as/if needed.
So far SeaQuest has been involved in either one-off, single vessel dry docking / repair works and in multiple BWTS / EGCS retrofit projects around the country for varied ship types, such as LPG/Ethylene Tankers, Bulk Carriers, VLOCs and Offshore Supply Vessels.