Seacor Choose Ultraguard
Seacor Marine of Houston, Texas have chosen Ultraguard Antifouling to protect their fast offshore service vessel FSV Michael Crombie McCall.
The 61.6m aluminium monohull vessel is driven by four Hamilton 810 waterjets and is capable of 32 Knots.
She is engaged in servicing the offshore energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico and can carry 400 tonnes of deck cargo and 64 passengers allowing offshore operators to quickly move equipment and personnel out to installations.
The vessel has been installed with one Ultraguard UG-04 and four UG-02 control units to operate the twelve 120w transducers fitted to the hull.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions in both the US and UK, the systems were fitted to the vessel by Seacor Marine staff during her dry docking and maintenance period in Morgan City, Louisiana.
FSV Michael Crombie McCall
Port of Registry: New Orleans, LA LOA: 61.6m
Ultraguard to Protect New Tug
Med Marine have purchased Ultraguard Antifouling to protect the box coolers on their new build tug.
Project ER78, as the vessel is still known, is a Robert Allan designed RAmparts 2500W being built by Med Marine’s Eregli Shipyard on the Black Sea in Turkey.
Med Marine have a long standing relationship with Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd and ER78 is the latest in a long line of vessels built to the popular RA designs.
The vessel is a wide beam Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) tug of 25.2m LOA and a beam of 12m. With a draft of 5.05m and 80t of bollard pull she will be equally at home either ship handling or on escort work.
Med Marine have purchased the Ultraguard system through Ultraguard’s Turkish dealers, PeGü Maritime based in Turkey’s Tuzla shipbuilding cluster.
Pe-Gü Maritime’s Erdinc Akdi worked with Med Marine to find the best solution for the project and is extremely happy to have given the customer the protection they required.
Med Marine ER78
Flag: Turkey LOA 25.2m Beam: 12m Bollard Pull: 80t
MV Corran Upgrades
Scotland’s Highland Council have opted to upgrade the current ultrasonic antifouling system on their Double Ended RoRo ferry MV Corran with Ultraguard.
MGPS fitted Corran’s sea chests with a commercial ultrasonic antifouling system last year. The vessel was recently docked for her annual maintenance and the sea chest were found to be cleaner than ever before. The vessel’s management team were so happy with the results they have decided to protect the vessel’s coolers with Ultraguard, MGPS’s latest generation UAS system.
The twin Voith Schneider Propeller Corran operates across Loch Linnhe at the Corran Narrows and cuts the journey time from Lochaber to Ardgour by 75 minutes.
The upgraded system will be fitted by MGPS’s technicians and will use a mix of 100w and 120w transducers to set up the best resonance responses from the cooler tubes.
Home Port: Inverness LOA: 42m
Testing and Research Continues
As part of MGPS’s continuous improvement strategy, live production systems have been fitted to vessels in strategically chosen geographic locations. These test vessels will help MGPS refine our products going forward and have the side benefit of introducing the Ultraguard into the maritime communities where they are located.
Meet the Dealer Series A Success
Ultraguard’s recent Meet the Dealer series on LinkedIn has been a success.
The series of posts on the business social media platform has demonstrably increased the awareness of Ultraguard in the marketplace with some of the posts received almost 6000 impressions with high engagement rates.
We have seen a marked increase in enquiries both through Ultraguard-antifouling.com and certain dealer’s inboxes.