The container feeder ship “Vega Omikron” arrived in Scapa Flow, Orkney on 10th June 2020 for a short term lay-up. The vessel had been lying at anchor off Panama before receiving orders to relocate to Scapa Flow. The vessel can carry around a 1000 containers, is 139 metres long and has a deadweight of 9,600 […]
We are looking for a suitable highly motivated individual for a newly created position as Operations Manager – Marine Consultant/Surveyor to join our close knit team based in our office in Kirkwall, Orkney. Suitable candidates are likely to have been at sea in a senior role as Master/Deck Officer II/2 or Engineer Officer III/2 recently and/or as a ship surveyor, […]
Our consultants will be working from home until further notice, following the UK Government’s guidelines on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in this unprecedented and trying time. We are still available to our clients and business continues as usual. Stay safe and take care.
Grangemouth, 13 September 2019 – GAC UK and leading marine consultants Orcades Marine have joined forces to offer an array of consultancy services and specialist personnel to the industry. The partnership was formed in response to rapid developments in offshore and shipping technology and the growing marine and offshore renewable energy sector. It unites Orcades […]
The new pilot boat “Scapa Pathfinder”, built for Orkney Islands Council (OIC) Marine Services, arrived today in Orkney after a smooth delivery trip from the Armon shipyard in Navia, Northern Spain. Orcades Marine were initially contracted to put together the specification based on the existing pilot boat the “John Rae” (delivered in 2010) but with […]
Orcades Marine completed its 100th ballast water sampling on 27th July 2019. The first ballast water sampling event took place 27th April 2017 and has followed the success of the increase in the number of tankers undertaking Ship to Ship Operations in Scapa Flow. Ballast water sampling is undertaken on all tankers wishing to […]
Orcades Marine have attended two interesting and informative workshops held this year by the fairly recently formed Scottish Maritime Cluster. The Scottish Maritime Cluster has been formed to promote Scotlands Maritime Industry.
A flurry of Ship to Ship Transfer operations took place over the weekend in Scapa Flow. The ballast water sampling team visited ballasted vessels at anchor in Scapa Flow on the Pilot Boat “John Rae” and undertook three sampling events in 36 hours.
Our portfolio of completed ports and harbours consultancy work has taken us in an interesting direction in the last few months. We have been successful in securing some important work in British Columbia, Canada for the Prince Rupert Port Authority and with a small team of specialist consultants we have recently finished the second of […]