Hard copy documents to carry on board


All RoRo ferries are required to have an FRC and are vessels engaged as Stand by Vessels to Off Shore Platforms. In the North Sea these are often older supply vessels that have been fitted with some times 2 FRC’s. When these are off station an AHTS fitted with an FRC will stand in.
On Seismic vessels work boats are employed daily servicing the streamers and an FRC is always carried to provide assistance if required. Personnel changes are also used between the ship and the guard vessels where necessary. Consideration must also be given that seismic ships make extensive use of Helicopters as well.


Well. Theres a reason when you go foreign that you stock plenty of cases of whiskey and cigarettes. When PSC and other boarding authorities start giving you a hard time you just start handing it out. Thats all they want. Your a US Flagged ship in a 3rd world country. They couldn’t actually care less if you passed your physical. Just hand over the booze cigs pop tarts and gatorade suddenly all is good and you can start cargo opsi