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Jervis Bay Vessels (JBV), a subsidiary of
DMS Marine, staged an oil spill
containment drill in March which
completed JBV's tasks for 14001
accreditation and brought DMS a step
closer to achieving organisation-wide
accreditation to AS/NZS ISO 14001 for
According to DMS Marine, March 3
was a bright, blue-sky day on Australia's
New South Wales south coast --- perfect
conditions for conducting the oil spill
response drill. The ship's master was
tasked with conducting an oil spill
emergency drill and testing emergency
procedures. The main objective of the drill
was to boom off the entire vessel, as
would be required if an oil spill occurred
in Jervis Bay National Park's waters.
The crew prepared the boom, laying it
on the aft deck ready for deployment.
The ship's RHIB was then launched and
positioned at 'Seahorse Horizon's' stern
so that the boom could be towed around
The drill took about 33 minutes to
complete but the team will be better
prepared for this emergency with practice.
According to DMS Marine, the exercise
immediately suggested a number of
improvements to make the procedure more
efficient. For example, improved stowage
would enable crew to prepare the boom
more quickly. The addition of a floating
rope bridle to the RHIB would also
accelerate the boom's deployment, in case
of a real emergency. A preventer on the
main deck would regulate the boom's entry
into the water. And an appropriate
quick-release device on the safety boat sling
would expedite launching.
Such, among many other exercises
including submarine rescue drills, offshore
searches and more, are the kinds of drills
undertaken by Australian offshore fleet
owner and operator DMS Marine, an
established services provider to the
Australian maritime market, which is now
offering its services to the offshore industries
in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
The company is a performance-oriented
business with core objectives to maintain
high service standards, achieve cost
reductions, and continually improve
services for its customers.
DMS Maritime has facilities and staff in
every major Australian port and a proven
technical support network that extends
Australia-wide. Its seagoing team includes
qualified personnel, up to Master Class 1
and Engineer Class 1, and highly
DMS operates a range of vessels,
varying in type and size up to 3,900
tonnes displacement. The fleet includes
offshore support vessels, barges, fuel and
stores lighters, work boats, tugs, dive
support vessels, security patrol boats, and
general purpose harbour vessels. Its vessels
provide cost effective maritime support
solutions for a range of commercial tasks.
The versatile DMS fleet readily
accommodates marine research, oil and
gas, dredging, subsea engineering and
marine engineering projects and its
responsive solutions enable modifications
to meet all industry needs.
DMS Maritime's integrated maintenance
and support of vessels provides cost
effective, optimised vessel serviceability
and availability. Under fixed price,
performance-based contracts, DMS offers a
full range of maintenance and repair
services, in-service and through-life support
for a wide range of vessels.
DMS Maritime is also a Registered
Training Organisation and conducts a
range of maritime training which enables
the company to be a preferred training
provider for the offshore industries.
For further information contact:
DMS Maritime, Australia.
DMS Maritime drills against oil spills, offers regional offshore ser vices
Two DMS Maritime vessels, 'Seahorse Standard'
(foreground) and 'Seahorse Spirit'
OSV/OIL SPILL RESPONSE NEWS
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