USCG QUALSHIP 21 awards to SeaQuest
3rd Apr 2019
We are pleased to announce the USCG QUALSHIP 21 award to five bulk carriers in SeaQuest managed fleet and our Rijeka management centre.
Less than 20% of all foreign-flagged vessels that operate in the United States meet the strict requirement of the QUALSHIP 21 program!
QUALSHIP 21 is the “quality shipping for the 21st century” initiative implemented by the United States Coast Guard since 2001 to recognize the well-run vessels operating at a higher-quality and reward their commitment to safety and quality.
To be qualified for QUALSHIP21 a vessel has to meet strict eligibility criteria and successfully complete the Port State Control Safety and Environmental Protection Compliance exams.
The qualified vessels will benefit of 3 years of limited Port state Control oversight, while the annual exams of these vessels will be eliminated (and replaced with biennial exams).
Furthermore, well-run vessels have less chances to incur in incidents or breakdowns, i.e. have less repair & maintenance costs and off-hires.
The vessels receiving the award are AEC ABILITY II, AEC DILIGENCE, ST GEORGE, ST PAUL and ST PINOT.
Goran Zivkovic, md of SeaQuest management centre in Rijeka, commented: "We are proud of this award, an indisputable evidence that we provide truly effective ship management services, resulting in reduced costs and improved operational performance, with absolute regard to safety and marine environment.”
The USCG QUALSHIP 21 award certificates are available for download here.
Ro-Ro new build joins SeaQuest managed fleet
21st Apr 2018
On the 21 April 2018 at Avic Weihai shipyard in China, the SeaQuest technical staff has completed the taking over procedures for M/V Rosa Dei Venti, the newly built Ro-Ro cargo vessel for the Italian shipowner Giovanni Visentini Trasporti Fluviomarittimi.
The vessel, which is now under SeaQuest full technical and crew management, features 2,500 lm, 12,000 DWT, 19 Kn speed and can load cassettes, containers, trailers and other general cargo on wheels.
Two Handies join Singapore fleet
17th Jan 2018
On 3 December 2017 and 17 January 2018 two Handy size bulk carriers have been taken under technical and crew management by SeaQuest office in Singapore:
M/V La Louise is 31,800 DWT and was built in 1998 at The Hakadote Dock in Japan.
M/V Intrepid Joanne is 32,500 DWT and was built in 2005 at Kanda Shipbuilding in Japan.
The vessels, flying Hong Kong flag and classed by NK, are the recent 2nd hand purchases of a new client of SeaQuest.
Ship Performance Monitoring
1st Nov 2017
SeaQuest has adopted a new software for voyage reporting and ship performance monitoring, aiming to improve the operational performance of vessels in the managed fleet.
Navigator Insight by DNV-GL was chosen among the new generation systems: the software includes an onboard module with intelligent validation to prevent implausible data or reporting errors; data collected onboard are elaborated in an onshore server for further evaluation by company’s management. The performance monitoring system is integrated within SeaQuest processes to focus on key management aspects such as fuel consumption, operating costs, environmental footprints, and complies with incoming EU-MRV regulation.
“The new ship performance monitoring software was carefully selected considering the needs of our clients and the type & size of their ships – says Massimo De Vincenzo, director of SeaQuest Genoa office – We believe that our comprehensive performance monitoring system is beneficial for a more accurate control of vessels’ operational parameters, thus improving the quality of our service, the energy efficiency and environmental performance of SeaQuest managed fleet and assists in cutting operational costs.”