Alongside August 2020

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Welcome to our August edition of Alongside, Solis Marine Consultant’s regular Newsletter with views, news and updates from around the Solis Group.

Within this edition we begin with news about the free webinar series we are offering to all our clients, now and over the coming months. Clients can choose from a menu of technical topics or, if you have an interest in a particular subject not on our current list, you can request a bespoke webinar presentation.

We then move on to introduce Mark Ball who has joined our Ports & Harbours team as a Consultant. Mark is a hugely experienced Maritime Civil Engineer and he will significantly expand our range of services, especially in respect to fixed objects damage claims. Also in this edition we introduce Naval Architect Patrick Faas who has joined the Solis Engineering team as it continues to grow.

John Boyd and Scott Lennon are our two most senior Marine Engineers consultants and they have written a joint paper considering issues around the introduction of IMO 2020 and alternative fuel types. The also offer up some thoughts on compliance with the new regulations.

Then we have a case study looking at Solis Marine’s role as Technical Superintendent/Project Manager on the project to prepare for service the offshore installation vessel Jumbo Javelin. As a Singapore approved Essential Services Provider Solis Marine were able to step in to work alongside our client to ensure that the vessel was successfully mobilised.

As regular readers of Alongside will know Solis Marine were the Project Managers for the MCA’s innovative MARLab project intended to support the further development of autonomous shipping within UK waters. Solis Marine Managing Partner Ros Blazejczyk reflects on the completion of the project and the positive feedback received.

We end this edition with an overview of a recent webinar hosted by Maritime London, with Solis Marine presenting, on the use of data in assessing marine casualties. Solis Marine’s Senior Naval Architect and AIS/VDR Analyst Duncan Campbell reflects on a very interesting session.

We hope you’ll enjoy this latest version of Alongside and please do feel free to contact us to discuss any of the topics or to book your webinar.

Nigel Clark

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