is on call 24 hours a day and 365 days a year available for emergencies-
and incident suppression. If circumstances dictate, the
drops anchor close to platform Halfweg, approximately
This normally occurs when wind strengts for the
area are forecast to be in excess of five beaufort. In case where the
forecast is under five beaufort the ship lies moored in
but must be ready to sail at fifteen minutes notice.
is called into action normally when there is an
emergency or if the weather (wind) dictates, and in all circumstances it
is at the request of the coastguard. Depending on the nature of the
situation, the ship will sail directly to the scene of the emergency or
strategically locate a position between platforms. This position is
stipulated by the wind direction and the current, so that in case of a
emergency as many locations as possible can be reached by ensuring that
both wind and waves are utilised to enhance sailing performance.
Apart from such circumstances as mentioned above the
tends to other tasks. Accordingly the ship seldom lies idle at her
berth, either during the summer months or quit season. These other tasks
include the following.