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RPEQ Mooring Approval

The operational and legal risk associated with moorings can be substantially mitigated with sign off from RPEQ Engineers. So, it is good to see some regulatory authorities on the East Coast requiring sign-off of moorings from RPEQ engineers. GBMPA requires RPEQ sign off on Great Barrier Reef moorings and the Gold Coast Water Authority (GCWA) […]

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Ship Repair Plans – Patrol Boats

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 and the PCA – Patrol Boats

Configuration audits in the government patrol boat and naval vessel space, addresses 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 […]

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ONA Mooring Experience Presentation

ONA has produced a small presentation video highlighting our experience in the mooring space. https://youtu.be/e4d7-OoFnIM

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Docking Plan Essentials and Risk

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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Lord Howe Island – Sea Rescue Mooring

ONA Consultants recently completed a mooring consulting scope for NSW Sea Rescue. The client called on ONA expertise in the mooring field to support considerations for their new rescue capability, the former NSW Police 16m patrol vessel “Fearless” to be situated at the island to support sea rescue endeavors in the Pacific Ocean. The lagoon […]

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Grappling with Cyclone Moorings in Australia

Cyclone moorings hold vessels safely on station throughout the most extreme of Australian storm events. That is a big ask and raises many issues. It would be a huge contribution to constructive discussion if the number of incidents related to their use, misuse and failures were freely available, but I can’t see port authorities nor […]

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2019 Pacific International Maritime Exhibition

ONA Consultants attended and participated in the Pacific International Maritime Exhibition 2019 held in Sydney on 8-10th of October 2019. It was a great opportunity to get a first hand view of the defense orientated nature of the maritime industry on the East Coast. It was also a good chance to meet old friends and share […]

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Drill Rig Mooring – Independent Verification

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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Analytical Approaches Ship to Ship Moorings

For the past 10 years, ONA Consultants has developed and engineered ship to ship mooring procedures, gaining a nuanced understanding of their complexities and challenges. Our experience includes many barge to construction vessel scenarios, deep sea mooring to offtake bulk carriers on higher sea states, and in some cases -assessment of the use of DP […]

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Learning from mooring fairlead failures.

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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ONA are proud to be awarded Lloyds ISO 9001:2015 Certification

ONA Consultants is proud to be awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized standard that ensures that our services meet the needs of our clients through an effective Quality Management System (QMS). ONA takes quality seriously at all levels of the business and are all about continuous improvement. The new ISO 9001 standard better allows […]

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Importance of Weight Control and Management in the Marine Transport and Installation Domain

The following Insight from Mike Priestly, Senior Consultant, discusses the importance of weight control and management in the marine transport and installation domain: My experience on projects over the last couple of years has revealed huge opportunities for better weight management and less cost and risk in project work scopes. During the past 10 years […]

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Greater Enfield Tow Consulting

ONA were recently awarded a tow consulting scope on the Woodside Greater Enfield Project on behalf of TechnipFMC. The scope comprised tow planning, procedures, stability, and tow load path engineering and verification of multiple voyages. Each tow formed part of the mobilisation of equipment and permanent materials from Singapore. The work was completed by our […]

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