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Old 11 January 2008, 05:48   #1
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Fishing Boat being used as a 'Guard Boat' - Coding question

A friend has a Fishing Boat (Class 2).

He has been offered work as a 'Guard Boat' for an offshore installation.
Will his current coding suffice, or does it need to be now coded as a workboat rather than under Fishing Boat regs?

If so, what regs would any rew coding need to satisfy?
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Old 11 January 2008, 09:04   #2
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hi alan

have a look at

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources/Meridian.pdf

not very cheery reading but it gives some information which may be of use

'In the UK sector, guard vessels have, commonly, been drawn from the fishing fleet, which suits the needs of both industries. From the oil industry perspective, they are confident that they are using experienced seafarers who know the North Sea, are able to cope with the harsh conditions often found in winter, and can liaise well with other fishing vessels actively engaged in fishing. For the fishermen, it provides a welcome boost to their income without being as physically demanding, or dangerous, as fishing operations.
A single UK company, SFF Services Ltd, Aberdeen (SFF), provides the necessary intermediary services between the two industries. SFF draws up a list of candidate guard ship vessels on a register and provides instructions on the work to be carried out, the duration, location and other relevant information to the delegated vessels.'

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would need to be coded. Most oil companies will look for this in my experience. Depending where the rig is would indicate what level of coding is required.

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A friend has a Fishing Boat (Class 2).

He has been offered work as a 'Guard Boat' for an offshore installation.

He's gonna be rich! If the contract is long term then throw some money at the coding and enjoy

Fishing boat should carry a lot of the stuff that the code is looking for. i.e liferafs, jackets, flares etc
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would need to be coded. Most oil companies will look for this in my experience. Depending where the rig is would indicate what level of coding is required.

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Which code?
how long is the boat
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cat 3 or 2 depending on operating area's distance from shore
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Cat 3 20 miles day and night
Cat 2 60 miles Day and night
Cat 1 150 miles Day and Night
Cat 0 Un restricted

All as work boat

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