• Best eCMID inspection results since construction

20 Apr 2020

Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca received their best eCMID inspection results since construction

Swire Blue Ocean (SBO) is proud to share that Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca earned their best outcomes ever during the annual eCMID inspections. The vessels were inspected on 3 February and 2 March by a fully Accredited AVI Inspector from the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA). Both received excellent results across all categories with very few recommendations and were awarded a very positive comment highlighting “a very high level of maintenance and a strong safety management leadership”.

SBO self-regulates and adopts IMCA guidelines where appropriate. We commit to act as responsible members by following relevant guidelines and exhibiting willingness to be audited against other clients by IMCA.

These excellent outcomes are the result of constant preparation by the vessels management teams to ensure our vessels remain up to industry standards. The management on board our vessels work as a team to ensure that all sections of the CMID are all thoroughly reviewed prior to the commencement of the inspection and all systems are regularly inspected throughout the year, on a weekly or monthly basis.

“We are very happy about the successful eCMID inspections on both vessels. They demonstrate the high level of skills, professionalism and commitment of our crews onboard, as well as sufficient maintenance. It also shows that we have constantly been learning and improving over the years, keeping our HSE standards at the highest level,” says SBO QA Specialist, Charlotte Kempf.

Thank you to our teams on board Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca for their continuous good work and commitment.


Main picture: Pacific Orca’s machinery space inspection to ensure all machinery spaces are clean and free from leaks (2 March).


Inspection of Pacific Osprey’s helideck to ensure markings and identification panels/signs are in good condition and visible (2 March). 

The IMCA eCMID system provides the marine and offshore industry with standardised formats for vessel inspection. It offers a safety management system (SMS) ‘health check’ and can help improve the quality and consistency of inspections, as well as reducing the frequency of inspections on individual vessels through the adoption of a commonly recognised inspection process.

General inspection of the condition of Pacific Orca’s legs and to ensure leg height is clearly marked (3 Feb.).

Inspection of Pacific Osprey’s crane cabin to verify the crane alarm systems and heavy lift procedures are in place and systems tested regularly (3 Feb.).

News Overview

Pacific Osprey and Pacific Orca received their best eCMID inspection results since construction  20 Apr 2020
New workshop installed on Pacific Orca to facilitate onboard maintenance of nacelles  04 Mar 2020
WindEurope Offshore 2019 is over, see you soon!  16 Dec 2019
Meet us at WindEurope Offshore 2019  18 Nov 2019
SBO exhibits at Offshore Energy 2019 in Amsterdam  30 Oct 2019
SBO participates in the Danish Royal visit to France  28 Oct 2019
SBO Area Manager in Taiwan, Matt Bowden, speaks at the 7th Asia Offshore Wind Day.  24 Oct 2019
Pacific Orca passes by Copenhagen on her way to Wikinger Offshore Windfarm  24 Sep 2019
Let’s stay safe together  28 Aug 2019
SBO has started maintenance and service following recent agreement with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy  22 Jul 2019
SBO strengthens business presence in Taiwan with the appointment of new Area Manager, Matt Bowden  30 Apr 2019
Pacific Osprey chartered by GeoSea NV for transport of OTM  27 Mar 2019
SBO installing deepest fixed turbine  25 Feb 2019
Swire Blue Ocean employee killed in Great Belt train accident  11 Jan 2019
Halfway on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  21 Dec 2018
A milestone reached on Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm  31 Oct 2018
Exhibiting at the Offshore Energy exhibition, Amsterdam  17 Oct 2018
Beatrice project kicked off to a successful start  03 Jul 2018
Pacific Orca completes installation on the EOWDC  06 Jun 2018
New headquarters  15 Feb 2018
SBO moves to new and bigger facilities  30 Oct 2017
Gemini Offshore Wind Park Completion  01 Sep 2016
Swire Blue Ocean A/S signs contract with Siemens for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project  02 Jun 2016
Congrats to Bilfinger with completing Sandbank foundation installation  12 Feb 2016
Milestone reached on Gemini. Congrats to Van Oord  31 Aug 2015
UK Rampion Offshore Wind Farm – we are proud to have been chosen for foundation installation  01 Jun 2015
Decommissioning now also of the Gas Booster Platform B11  23 Feb 2015
New key contract signed with Bilfinger for the Sandbank project  29 Sep 2014
New key contract signed with EPCI contractor Van Oord  19 Sep 2014
Pacific Osprey setting efficiency records with WTG installation on the DanTysk wind farm  30 Aug 2014
Pacific Orca safely completes foundation installation on the Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind farm  29 Jul 2014
First complete WTG installed on DanTysk  10 Apr 2014
BR1 Foundation Installation  27 Jan 2014
Swire Blue Ocean successfully completes H7 decommissioning job  22 Aug 2013
Swire Blue Ocean naming ceremony for Pacific Osprey at Fayard in Denmark  02 Apr 2013
Swire Pacific Offshore takes delivery of world's largest Windfarm Installation Vessel  30 Jul 2012
Second Windfarm Installation Vessel ordered for Swire Blue Ocean A/S  09 Mar 2011
Swire Pacific Offshore acquires Blue Ocean Ships A/S  09 Feb 2011
Swire Blue Ocean is awarded a contract for turbine installation on the DanTysk project  17 Feb 2011
First Windfarm Installation Vessel ordered for Swire Blue Ocean A/S  10 Aug 2010


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