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Turbine transfers vessel “Porth Dinllaen” helps save cruise ship passenger

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The "Porth Dinllaen"

The “Porth Dinllaen”

We all love a good news story, and the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) delights in hearing good news involving seafarers. “We have just received a splendid story via the National Workboat Association (an IMCA member) involving one of Turbine Transfers’ vessels, and feel it is too good to keep to ourselves, ” explains IMCA’s Chief Executive, Chris Charman.

A cruise ship passenger is now stable and recovering in hospital thanks to the efforts of the crew of the Turbine Transfers vessel ‘Porth Dinllaen’, who carried out a fast rescue mission in the River Mersey.

On Monday 5 January a female passenger was taken seriously ill on board the Fred Olsen liner ‘Boudicca’, which had just departed the Liverpool Cruise Ship Berth, carrying 900 passengers en route to the Canary Islands.

Only 30 minutes into Boudicca’s journey, the authorities were alerted about the developing emergency on board and the need for the sick woman’s immediate evacuation.

Without delay, the ‘Porth Dinllaen’, designed specifically for fast crew transfers and working on the Liverpool 2 project for Van Oord Dredging, headed at speed to the liner and skilfully and quickly disembarked both the sick woman and her husband, swiftly returning them to a waiting ambulance on the shore.

The attending paramedics confirmed the woman’s condition was critical and that any delay in treatment would have been potentially fatal.

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, offered his thanks and gratitude to Captain Greenwood and crewman Forshaw for their support in this life saving mission.

Turbine Transfers’ Managing Director Mark Meade also sent his congratulations to the crew saying ‘Well done, great work guys’ and wishing the passenger a speedy recovery.

About Turbine Transfers (please contact direct)
Note: Based in Holyhead, Anglesey, Turbine Transfers operates state of the art crew transfer vessels worldwide to wind farms and oil platforms. For further information please contact Peter Murphy Tel: +44 (0)1407 760111 or email:peter.murphy@holyhead.co.uk

About the National Workboat Association (please contact direct)
The National Workboat Association is the Trade association for Workboat Owners and Operators.  Whilst most are based in the UK we have members with vessels operating throughout the North Sea basin, in the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf as well as in Australasia. For further information please contact Mark Ranson,  secretary@workboatassociation.org      Tel +44 (0) 1430 470013.

About IMCA

  • IMCA is an international association with well over a thousand members in more than 60 countries representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies. IMCA has four technical divisions, covering marine/specialist vessel operations, offshore diving, hydrographic survey and remote systems and ROVs, plus geographic sections for the Asia-Pacific, Central & North America, Europe & Africa, Middle East & India and South America regions. As well as a core focus on safety, the environment, competence and training, IMCA seeks to promote its members’ common interests, to resolve industry-wide issues and to provide an authoritative voice for its members.
  • IMCA Vision & Strategy. As a result of work and collective input in 2013, IMCA has redefined its stated core purpose to be “Improving performance in the marine contracting industry”. To achieve this goal, IMCA’s Vision & Strategy has been devised with two elements in mind: Core activities and ways of working.
  • IMCA publishes some 200 guidance notes and technical reports – many are available for free downloading by members and non-members alike. These have been developed over the years and are extensively distributed. They are a definition of what IMCA stands for, including widely recognised diving and ROV codes of practice, DP documentation, marine good practice guidance, the Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) – now available electronically as eCMID, safety recommendations, outline training syllabi and the IMCA competence scheme guidance. In addition to the range of printed guidance documents, IMCA also produces safety promotional materials, circulates information notes and distributes safety flashes.

About the industry IMCA serves
The marine contracting industry plays a vital global role. Its vessels account for 4% of the world’s maritime fleet. Collectively IMCA members employ some 350, 000 people and have an annual turnover of around $150bn. They work in all the world’s major offshore areas, delivering large offshore oil and gas and marine renewables projects around the globe that quite literally fuel the global economy.

Further information on IMCA and its work on behalf of its 1000+ member companies in over 60 countries is available from www.imca-int.com and imca@imca-int.com. The association has LinkedIn and Facebook groups and its Twitter handle is @IMCAint. Further press information from judithpatten@jppr.uk.com

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