SeaQuest is taking over an Israelian fleet
9th Jun 2022
In the last three months, SeaQuest has completed the taking over of a nine vessel strong fleet belonging to Israelian interests and consisting of one Handymax bulk carrier, three multi purpose cargo and five general cargo vessels.
The vessel handovers, in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, have all been executed flawlessly, with continuous efficient management during the operation and smooth new crew phase-in; all ships are now under SeaQuest full management (technical + crewing).
Thanks to these latest acquisitions, the number of vessels under SeaQuest management stands at 22.
The count of vessels combining the fleets served by SeaQuest and its affiliated crewing arm, Kvarner Crewing Services, has risen to 39.
SeaQuest is focusing on delivering more personalized services, providing the advantages of a middle-sized manning agency, having access to a directly recruited & trained wide pool of seafarers, and the accurate quality control of a ship manager serving a limited number of clients.
SeaQuest Shipmanagement opens Hong Kong office
18th May 2021
SeaQuest Shipmanagement has opened a new technical operation office in Hong Kong to continue the ship management activity in the Far East.
The person in charge of the Hong Kong office is Vinod K. Sehgal. He has more than 23 years of experience in a large ship management company, which he left last year as Director.
Vinod Sehgal will be assisted by Capt. Mayank Mishra, who used to work with him as Head of QHSE department.
"Hong Kong is a crucial hub and I’m very excited to be in charge and lead this new SeaQuest Shipmanagement Service Centre in an extremely competitive market. I look forward to continuing the success and growth of SeaQuest” said Vinod Sehgal.
SeaQuest achieves Chinese dry-docking ahead of schedule
13th Mar 2020
Despite the COVID-19 delays impacting many of China’s repair shipyards, SeaQuest Shipmanagement has ensured that a client’s handysize bulk carrier completed her second special survey, dry-dock and Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) retrofit two days ahead of schedule and 7% below budget.
The MV San Felice completed her retrofit on 5th March at COSCO Nantong under the supervision of a SeaQuest team.
The work list included: routine dry-dock works, hull blasting and painting, cargo holds blasting and painting, maintenance of the hatch cover hydraulic system, other minor deck and engine works, and the installation of an Alfa Laval PureBallast BWTS, including ballast lines modification, new electric cabling and remote control system. The duration of the repairs was estimated at 28 days.
The works had originally been scheduled for early December 2019, but were postponed for commercial reasons before COVID-19 struck to 28th January 2020, just ahead of Chinese New Year.
In the last week of January 2020 China was severely hit by COVID-19 and COSCO Nantong, as well as all its subcontractors, were forced to stop all activities until 8th February 2020.
Yard activities were reactivated on 9th February, although many problems had to be overcome: there was a severe lack of local manpower for another couple of weeks. Receiving necessary materials on board was also problematic. At the same time China implemented a travel ban that affected all expatriate superintendents, necessitating the appointment of a Chinese superintendent, recruited from the SeaQuest local team. However, thanks to the excellent relationship between SeaQuest and the yard’s top management, the vessel was included in COSCO “First Priority Vessels” list. Also critical were SeaQuest’s long-standing connections with the domestic industry and technical experts, which meant that MV San Felice was successfully re-delivered to her owners and charterers two days ahead of schedule on 5th March 2020.
“We are proud of our achievement,” said Massimo de Vincenzo, director of SeaQuest’s service centre in Genoa. “It clearly shows how expertise, continuous coordination between owners and managers, a strong local presence and selection of reliable partners enable demanding projects can overcome any hurdle. We are particularly grateful to the master of the MV San Felice and his crew for their high professionalism and commitment during such a critical situation, and to COSCO’s management and staff for the great assistance granted throughout the whole repair period”.
The next vessel under SeaQuest management due for dry-dock, repairs and BWTS retrofit at COSCO is scheduled for 17th March 2020.
The press release can be downloaded clicking here.
Maritime CEO Forum - Monaco
22nd Oct 2019
SeaQuest has sponsored the Maritime CEO Forum debut in Monaco at the famous Yacht Club de Monaco on 22 October 2019.
The event is designed as the anti-shipping conference, with three panels packed full of shipowner CEOs. No presentations, no slides, no selling, just the top people in the industry discussing pressing issues.
A perfect opportunity to circulate SeaQuest brand a in an unconventional, high quality, fresh and enjoyable event.
Maritime CEO Forum is an invitation only event made possible by the sponsors such as SeaQuest, limited in size to ensure all attendees can make the most of the day, enjoy the stunning views, and relax afterwards with a champagne at The Observatory on level 5 of the yacht club.