NOTABLE PROJECTS

Project Capabilities

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ACV OCEAN PROTECTOR
AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE

March 2010 - June 2014

From 2010 to 2014, Seaforce owned and operated Ocean Protector as part of a contract with Australian Customs (now ABF) to provide an extended maritime patrol capability. Ocean Protector is a modern 106 metre, 6,000 tonne ice-rated vessel built in Norway.

Seaforce modified the vessel to meet the operational needs of ABF, including additional tenders, communications suite, accommodation and other mission support facilities.

 

Seaforce managed all aspects of the ship’s basic operations, including providing the vessel master and operating crew, and delivering operational logistics such as fuel, food and spare parts. In addition, Seaforce manage the maintenance, repair, modification and class certification of the vessel

Ocean Protector successfully operated in support of a wide range of Custom’s activities in all parts of Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone from the Southern Ocean to the tropics.

 

Seaforce and Ocean Protector never failed to support mission success.

FLEET MARINE ENGINEERING SUPPORT
AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE

July 2015 - present

Seaforce provides Fleet and Marine Engineering support to Australian Border Force's Air & Marine Capability Branch, including people filling the roles of Chief Marine Engineer, Deputy Chief Marine Engineer, Fleet Engineer, Deputy Fleet Engineers, Fleet Regional Engineers and Engineering Change Manager.

 

Seaforce people manage the ISM Code compliant Safety Management System and its certification, respond to urgent fleet problems, provide engineering advice and direction for maintenance and repair activities, conduct test & verification activities and manage and audit fleet configuration management.

In addition to Fleet Engineering services, Seaforce provide ship management support to the ABF for the Cape Class Patrol Boats, Ocean Shield and Thiyak.

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ONSHORE MARTIME ENGINEERING
SANTOS-FUGRO

July 2021 - present

In July 2021 Seaforce and Heavy Lift Designs entered into an exciting new Strategic Alliance to share their relative subject matter expertise and expand into new industries.

Following an incident involving other contractors offsite, the prime project contractor brought in the newly aligned HLD-Seaforce team to provide maritime and heavy engineering expertise. Here HLD-Seaforce designed and guided the execution of the onshore offloading and lifts of the decommisioned Sinbad jacket from the Varanus Island field in NW Western Australia. HLD-Seaforce delivered their project taskings on-time, under budget and without safety incident.

Further works will be completed to remove the remaining caissons.

DAMAGE CONTROL AND COMBAT SURVIVABILITY STUDY
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

2017

In 2017 Navy engaged a team of Seaforce people to study the viability and effectiveness of the current MFU Damage Control training package within the workup program construct. Project deliverables included recommendations regarding the suitability of the current program and whether it prepares Fleet Units to safely execute their designated tasking in accordance with the FAS or as directed by COMWAR Mounting Instruction.

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ABFC OCEAN SHIELD MOBILISATION
AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE

June 2014 - February 2016

In 2012, the Department of Defence purchased the under-construction vessel OSV Skandi Bergen from DOF Subsea. OSV Skandi Bergen entered Royal Australian Navy (RAN) service in mid-2012 as the civilian-crewed Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Shield. Ocean Shield was transferred from RAN to ABF in mid-2016.

Seaforce was responsible for the design, procurement, construction and certification of modifications to Ocean Shield to deliver the capability ABF required in their new vessel. This large, complex project included an designa nd installation of an offshore hospital incorporating operating theatre and wards; additional satellite and VHF/UHF communications systems; extensive computer networks; accommodation for 150 passengers; upgraded lifesaving equipment and upgraded fire and safety arrangements.

 

Demonstrating the breadth of Seaforce’s capability, the project successfully completed a complex acquisition process: achieving certification, acceptance and handover of operations while maintaining configuration control in the midst of large modifications throughout the vessel.

ARMIDALE CLASS PATROL BOAT SPO
ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY

2007 - 2015

Seaforce provided Subject Matter Expertise analysis, advice and support to the Armidale Class Patrol Boat SPO.

 

Seaforce personnel provided specialist services in engineering, maintenance management and logistics support to the Armidale Class Patrol Boats in Darwin, including Director, Chief Engineer and a 'stem-to-stern' safety inspection of every ship.

Prior to SPO changeover from DMS to THALES as the ACPB ISS Contractor, Seaforce assisted the Commonwealth to ensure the planning, directing, controlling, coordinating and monitoring of ILS elements and activities were completed to provide through-life support for the ACPB.

 

This involved ensuring all contractual criteria relating to facilities, ships stores, spares, maintenance regimes, certification, logistical support and physical configuration was met by both the ship builders and ship managers. Non-conformities were reported to RAN regulatory authorities before acceptance and issue of Final ILS Certification for each individual vessel.

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VALUED CLIENTS

Project Clients & Partnerships

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

CASG, RAN, DTSG, AIDN

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DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS

Australian Border Force

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GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Defence SA

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HLD

Heavy LIft Designs

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VESSEL CONSTRUCTION & PROCUREMENT
AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE

July 2013 - Present

Seaforce manage vessel construction, commisioning, maintenance, repairs and modifications.

From keel laying in 2013 to launch and commisioning in 2014, Seaforce was responsible for providing Client Representative / Resident Project Team services for the Australian Customs (now ABF) Long Term Ashmore Capability (LTAC) Thaiyak at Stretegic Marine Vietnam.

Two years later from 2016 to 2017, Seaforce designed, built and delivered a fleet of specialised support vessels to ABF. In testament to Seaforce's successful project delivery, Seaforce provide ongoing maintenance ISS and ILS support to these support vessels for both ABF & Navy. 

Most recently Seaforce were the prime contractor for the procurement, delivery and commisioning of ABF's new fleet of 7.3m inshore patrol craft. This project also involved the training of ABF crews in operating high speed patrol craft, in onshore waters.