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Research Vessel Fleet, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Periodic Vessel Surveys

Maritime Survey Australia have a long-standing relationship with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In 2016, KAUST engaged Maritime Survey Australia to update their Safety Management System and complete a condition survey of the Research Vessel Thuwal, originally an Australian-built tuna fishing vessel, purchased in 2013 by KAUST to undertake marine research expeditions across the Red Sea.

Through the condition survey, MSA surveyors Mick Uberti and Isi Lyons identified issues with the vessel that would require a comprehensive refit to ensure safety, compliance and asset life extension.   MSA were appointed to act as project managers for a major vessel refit with work carried out at the Lusben Shipyard in Viareggio, Italy.  Under the leadership of project manager, Isabelle Bazile the project was successfully completed in 2018 with the refit completed in only three months.

Research Vessel Fleet, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - Periodic Vessel Surveys

Recently, MSA surveyor Mick Uberti returned to KAUST to complete annual condition surveys on the RV Thuwal and the rest of their fleet of vessels used for coastal and near-reef operations.  These vessel operations are completed by The Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab department (CMOR)  of KAUST.

CMOR specialises in marine operations, oceanographic instrumentation and wet lab experimentation. It features equipment and manpower support for scientific expeditions including diving, field sampling and instrument deployment.

This lab operates and maintains small boats and the research vessel Thuwal for oceanographic research and modern wet lab facilities for aquarium based experiments. They also offer access to engineering and focused technical services to the scientists and research project teams for novel R&D activities.

The lab is a complete marine station with facilities and personnel strategically located on the KAUST academic campus. This enables lab users to transition between labs and academic offices in a matter of minutes.

KAUST see the benefits in engaging MSA for ongoing annual condition surveys to ensure a high level of safety is maintained.

Science Research vessel in front of Kaust Building

Do you have a vessel that is due for its survey in accordance with its survey certificates?

Contact Maritime Survey Australia today
to discuss your project requirements.

Our Marine Surveyors are accredited with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), members of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and members of the certifying authority of the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS).

We believe we have the most competitive rates offering the best value to Victorian commercial vessel operators. The benefits of using Maritime Survey Australia ensure that the vessel operator has to engage with only one company. Unlike many of our competitors, our Surveyors are experienced Marine Engineers, Masters and Naval Architects accredited for ALL categories including periodic electrical and communication meaning you do not need to engage with a third party to complete the survey.

The survey is carried out accurately interpreting standards and guidelines, and applying rules and/or regulatory requirements.

The owner will be informed of any deficiencies discovered during the survey of a vessel that requires repair, replacement or action and will be recorded on a survey activity report, a copy of which will be given the owner or owner’s representative at the time of the survey. We will remain impartial in all of our business dealings, and we will never conduct business in a manner which could place our business integrity or impartiality at risk or question.

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