STS transfer of LPG at Southwold completed by MariFlex

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On the 14th of August MariFlex Transfer Services BV completed it’s first ever LPG Ship to Ship Transfer at Southwold (UK).With the help of the SEA BRAVO (Sea Contractors) MTS mobilised for a STS Transfer of LPG at Southwold between 2 vessels of almost identical size (180M x 30M). Asked by the client, MTS made a comprehensive Mooring and Transfer analysis for 20.000 tons of LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas) and when the job was granted to MariFlex a complete STS spread was loaded onto Sea Bravo at MariFlex Premises at Vlaardingen to be delivered to the daughter vessel already on location at Southwold. Sea Bravo also hosted the 2 MariFlex STS specialists to accompany the STS kit.

Within 10 hours the SEA BRAVO reached the Location and commenced installing the fenders alongside the vessel. Subsequently the POAC and STS Superintendent were transferred to the vessel to supervise the fendering and transfer of the special LPG hoses. Despite some initial delays, caused by weather conditions well outside the normal parameters, the MariFlex Team consisting of : Captain David Brant and President Ruud Cogels, managed to complete a safe mooring operation, LPG transfer and safe unmooring well within the weather window that was foreseen when things finally calmed down. Upon completion all gear was reloaded onto SEA BRAVO for the return trip to Vlaardingen and redelivered to MariFlex HQ at Zevenmanshaven after a safe crossing.