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1st November 2014

Richard Postles surveyed a few vessels in the North and South of the UK in these last few weeks. In the meantime a few catamarans that sail on the Thames River were surveyed by Simon Groves. He also visited Jordan to carry out risk management work for a well-known company. After that, Simon went to Patagonia where he reviewed a fishing vessel dedicated to the fishing of Chilean sea bass as well as fishing of other similar species such as hoke and white fish.

Across the Atlantic Ocean Frank Perez also completed a couple of surveys on two fishing vessels in Ecuador. Apparently in Ecuador the fishing stop periods are between the months of September and October. This period is usually used for the maintenance of the ships in some fleets.

We had mentioned before that David Jones started a project of towage approvals in September at Oman. He has just completed the fourth of eight tows. Normally David asks for the tugs noon day report to be forwarded to him along with the weather report in order to follow the voyage until its safe arrival at Iraq. During one of the voyages, the vessel encountered with a cyclone “Nilofar” which means Lotus. Below is the noon position that was presented to David on this occasion.