It took just on 12 months from concept to completion, but in January this year Farwest Scallops successfully placed the 24.8m trawler Portofino into 3A survey. She is currently in transit to a South Pacific fishery.
Naval Architecture and Marine solutions (NMS) were involved with the project from the outset. NMS completed the gap analysis, comparing the vessel to the requirements of Marine Orders. We prepared the updated stability documentation and liaised directly with AMSA on areas of technical compliance. We prepared the Safety Management System including the supporting Risk Assessment and Emergency procedures.
The project represented a significant investment on the part of Farwest Scallops. The engine had to be replaced to with one that was IMO compliant and the sewage system required upgrading to include a holding tank. The hull shell required some ultrasonic inspection and all of the internal ballast had to be removed, catalogued, and secured back in place.
AMSA provided every assistance along the way and having the local representation in Fremantle helped with completing the required inspections and surveys.
We thank Farwest Scallops for the opportunity to be involved in such an interesting project and wish them all the best for a successful future.