The vessel M.V. Fugro Gauss has arrived in Seychelles to perform a survey prior to the laying of a new cable in north Mahe at a site yet to be selected. M.V. Fugro Gauss is a purpose-built hydrographic and cable route survey vessel, fitted with a bespoke infrastructure for both geophysical and geotechnical survey work. In addition to deep tow side scan sonar, magnetometer and high precision surface positioning equipment, the Fugro Gauss is the only commercial survey vessel with a hull-mounted Innomar Deep 2000 system covering depths up to 6000 metres.
Pictured above, upon arrival Lynze Marimba, Head of The Agency Department of Mahe Shipping presented to Captain Andrej Kovaliov and Party Chief Mr Lennart of MV Fugro Gauss a copy of the book Seychelles, Ships and the Sea, a maritime history of Seychelles published in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mahe Shipping Company.
Full vessel particulars may be seen here.
A complete overview of the project is available here.
Pictured below is the survey area from Machabee (left) to Carana (right).
Mahe Shipping have donated one million rupees to the Seychelles Covid-19 Relief Fund Foundation. The donation was made on behalf of the company on 21 January 2021 by Managing Director Joe Morin and Finance Director Caroline Cetoupe. The directors of the company were unanimous in their support for the government in tackling the current unprecendented crisis .
H Savy Insurance Co Ltd, in which Mahe Shipping holds 11.25% of the equity donated a further SR1,000,000.
As we enter the New Year, construction of new office and warehouse facilities which will house Mahe Shipping's operations is taking shape. The site is owned by subsidiary company Liquid Air and is conveniently located close to the New Port. Completion is scheduled for mid-2021.
HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS, FAMILIES AND CUSTOMERS .
Despite the restrictions and conditions imposed by the current Covid-19 crisis, Mahe Shipping continues to maintain the highest possible level of service in meeting the requirements of our clients. This is illustrated by this series of photographs during the handling of this export to Durban.
Photos: Andy Gobine
Lynze Marimba, Shipping Agency Operations Manager of Mahe Shipping, has been awarded a Diploma in Ship and Port Agency by North Kent College and Lloyd's Maritime Academy.
The diploma includes:
The 180-metre long cruise ship MS Nautica called at Port Victoria today. With accommodation for 684 guests in 342 cabins (70% with private verandas) Nautica is owned and operated by Oceania Cruises. She was built in 2000 in France for Renaissance Cruises and renovated in 2014, becoming a practically new ship. The decks are made of the finest teak, custom stone coating and high quality tiles. The facilities are luxurious with four first-class restaurants, eight lounges and bars, a fitness centre and a spa.
Le Lapérouse arrived at Port Victoria tosday. This brand new vessel is the lead ship of Ponant Explorers-class cruiseships operated by Ponant. Each member of the class has been allocated the name of a famous French explorer. Le Lapérouse is named after naval officer Jean François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse, who was appointed in 1785 by Louis XVI to lead a scientific expedition around the world. This followed the Pacific Ocean discoveries of Captain James Cook, who Lapérouse greatly admired. Built by VARD, Le Lapérouse was launched on on 18 December 2017, and following successful sea trials that began in May 2018 she was delivered to Ponant in Ålesund on 15 June 2018.
The cruiseship Boudicca operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Lines made it's third call of the 2018/2019 season at Port Victoria on 20-21 November. The vessel made inward clearance at Praslin on 19 November. Two further calls are planned, one in December and one in January 2019.