Losing the Mooring Configuration Baseline

Losing the Mooring Configuration Baseline

December 9, 2021

The baseline in mooring asset integrity is the starting point to maintaining visibility on the condition and life expectancy of the mooring system. Loss of baseline is an emerging trend in large terminal moorings in the region. Typical contributors include lack of funding, lack of competent oversight, deficient maintenance programs and inadequate maintenance. The impacts […]

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Ship Repair Plans

August 10, 2021

Repair plans are generally of three different types: Temporary Repair – Suitable repair for the vessel to reach permanent repair facilities or to continue operations, pending a permanent repair design, subject to approved operational restrictions/class or AMSA Accredited Hull Surveyor notations/restrictions that may be imposed. Emergency Repair – Temporary repair for vessel to reach permanent […]

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Configuration Audits (PCA)

August 1, 2021

Configuration audits in the performance vessel space, address two major concerns: • The ability of the developed design to meet the specified performance requirements, addressed in a Functional Configuration Audit (FCA) . • The accuracy of the documentation in reflecting the production design, addressed in a Physical Configuration Audit (PCA). The Functional Configuration Audit is […]

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Docking Plan Essentials and Risk

July 16, 2021

Docking of boats and ships are routine operations that are underpinned by engineering assessments. The consequences of a marine vessel or persons being damaged because of poorly planned and executed docking operations are significant for all stakeholders. The risk is typically minimised through provision of a suitable docking plan and the yards internal review and […]

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Mooring Track Record

ONA Consultants has a well proven track record supporting mooring operations across all spheres of station keeping. We are familiar with, and have completed multiple scopes including: • Preparation of infield mooring plans; • Management of diving and ROV inspections; • Mooring component inspection and replacement; • Preparation of in-field anchor as built location drawings; […]

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Drill Rig Mooring – Independent Verification

September 23, 2019

Over the past 10 years ONA has provided operators with independent third-party oil rig mooring and related riser verification. During this time, ONA noticed a general lack of interest in the need and demand for independent third-party support in providing such verification services. In marketing third party mooring verification services we need to be able […]

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Learning from mooring fairlead failures.

November 26, 2018

Should ship owners and port operators be concerned at the risk of mooring equipment failure on board moored vessels? I was recently directed to an online a paper presented at a forum hosted by Pilbara Ports. According to the paper, there have been a significant number of equipment failures during towing and mooring operations. Over […]

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