Marine Solutions

offshore

K-Sec is  an India based service provider of offshore and onshore oil and gas facilities.Whether you are installing a platform in environmentally and physically demanding waters, or simply need engineering support, our offshore engineering team can help. We pride ourselves on offering advanced engineering solutions that are supported by decades of operational know-how. Our Capabilities include Feasibility and Proof of Concept Studies, Front-End Engineering Design, Project Cost Analysis and Heavy-Lift Transport Engineering and Project Management.

Dive Solutions

offshore

Our commercial divers go to the seabed to perform the delicate maneuvers required to put together, maintain, and disassemble offshore wells, rigs, and pipelines, everything from flipping flow valves, to tightening bolts with hydraulic jacks, to working in tight confines around a blowout preventer, becaause none of the remotely operated vehicles have the touch, maneuverability, or human judgment for the job. At this moment, all around the world, one of our commercial divers living at pressure inside saturation systems is doing one of these jobs, with all the ultra modern safety systems.

Marine Safety Solutions

offshore

We are primarily focusing on Maritime Security and Counter-Piracy Services, Armed and Unarmed Maritime Security, and the Security of Ports and Strategic Waterways. Given the growing problem of maritime piracy, particularly off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean, we are developing this new directory. We also intend to incorporate here companies focusing on the offering of assistance with the implementation of the ISPS Code as well as those securing domestic ports and waterways prone to terorists and other political and economic disturbances..

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Vetting & Inspections

Full compliance with the SIRE initiative in today's tanker market is very critical to ensure full trade-ability for the ship's under K-Shipmanagement.

At K-Shipwe have a dedicated team of Master Mariners and Trainers to render full support the ship's staff in preparation and execution of the inspection process and the eventual screening clearance for each ship under our management.

ITM's success rate in oil major inspections for the last several years is well above the industry benchmark.

Vetting inspection is a grading system of a ship, enabling a potential charterer to compare between similar ships and choose the best for his needs, to maximize efficiency.

At first, oil companies owned the oil carriers, which reduced the long time charters. In fact of that; the charter market became active. Around 70’s to 80’s the tanker ownership moved to independent owners, although the new fleet was small and inexperienced. The oil industry as the major spot charterer, influenced by the ship managers, started to be concerned of quality tankers. Based on international conventions such as SOLAS, MARPOL, and STCW, they created a large database containing important details for each available vessel.

The main purpose was to increase safety and decrease the environmental pollution. It started becoming real by checking if the ship complies with the international legislation, avoiding oil pollution, making the safety management better, decrease the danger of explosion from the terminals and finally by ensuring that cargo would not be carried by substandard ships. Nowadays, when choosing a ship, a charterer searches ship’s and company’s history and profile and their involvement in an accident, if there was any. If two ships have the same price, the charterer will choose the one with the less deficiency.

The master, whenever an inspection is announced to be carried out on the vessel, should prepare the ship according to VIQ (Vessel’s Inspection Questionnaire). He has to show to the Inspector ship’s condition and crew’s certificates, also cargo papers and vessel’s records. Preparation of deck machinery and antipollution gear for the deck and engine machinery, as well as log books and records from the engine department, have to be checked several times because these are the typical deficiencies.

Many practical issues occurred within the industry: Tanker owners and managing companies complained about the image-problems that vetting caused at a company’s reputation, most oil companies, and politicians did not trust them as a result for more vetting, but these results were shown that were not the best way for ensuring a ship’s quality and its ability of carrying the cargo. After all, oil companies continued to distrust shipping companies and the problem got worse.

Finally, it was revealed that there were other available data containing information about shipping companies; including casualty records, costs, processes, and surveys. The shipping companies came to the conclusion that if these data were better-shared, everybody would know the condition of the ships and the worthiness of the companies so that the complied ships would not anymore be examined continuously from vetting inspectors. Also, the crew’s effectiveness would be increased and the safety of a ship would be much improved.

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