Our Services

At Polaris Marine we have experienced professionals ready to offer marine solutions tailored to our client’s needs. We look after our clients’ interests by following and keeping to current trend in the industry with regards to safety, quality, environmental and energy management. We have deployed systems that are modern and fit for purpose.

Some of our areas of specialization include but not limited to:

Vessel scheduling for optimization

Polaris marine can assist clients in the area of scheduling of their vessels for optimization thus eliminating costs associated with poor voyage performance practices like demurrage, off hire costs, missed ETA, high consumptions.

Our systems will also ensure that the chain of vessel’s minimum voyage communication requirements like daily noon reports, relevant voyage notices, charterer’s instructions and other communications are sent by vessels in the correct sequence and in an organised manner.

Optimisation and Improvement of efficiency in marine and shipping operations

We also offer voyage evaluation services investigating voyage consumptions (Bunkers etc) and offering improvement advice. This will normally compare actual performance (speed, fuel) against charter party provisions.

Polaris Marine will work with clients to establish procedures for management of their marine asset and training of shore based staff in providing needed support to offshore operations (vessels and crew). A review of current set up of such clients operations to establish their baseline will normally be carried out following which recommendations on areas of improvement are made.

Training and development

This involves training and development of shore based support staff and offshore staff on basic operational, technical and commercial areas to enable Companies develop competent staff and ultimately achieving excellence in their operations. Our training also targets health and safety as well as compliance with relevant Industry, Local, National and International regulations and guidelines.

  • Development of Safety Management system and Establishment of Tanker Manager Self assessment procedures

  • Optimisation and Improvement of efficiency in marine and shipping operations

  • Vessel Bunker and Fuel oil consumption optimization

  • Marine accident investigation on behalf of flag state

  • Management audit of shore based organisation for effectiveness and compliance with best Industry practices

At Polaris Marine, we deliver targeted fit for purpose ship management services to Ship Owners and Operators. We have developed a world class Safety Management System for this purpose to aid our operations and to comply with Industry standards, flag state and Port state requirements.

Our management system guides our operations to ensure Safety, protection of people and asset and no harm to our operating environment.

Our organisation, structure and experienced staff, ensure we meet the needs of our clients.

The oil and gas industry is evolving. Exploration and production offshore is growing and in doing so is driving the development of new technologies. Oil companies are also changing.

Polaris Marine has positioned itself to offer much-needed support to the exploration and production activities of Industry players. Our experience built over the years has placed us at such a position to offer this support.

We have access to the following marine crafts and services; Crew Boat (CWB), Fast Supply Intervention Vessel (FSIV), Supply Vessels (SPV), Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), Anchor Handling Tug Vessel (AHTV), Tug Boat (TUGB).

In addition, our management system and a competent shore-based team ensures that services provided by these crafts are top notch guaranteeing seamless interface with oil rigs and platforms, safe operation, asset and environmental protection.

Organisations have lost significant revenue to incidents that occur alongside while a vessel is calling at a Marine Terminal for cargo loading or unloading operations. Such incidents include; grounding, incidents with escort and berthing tug boats, tankers drifting alongside the berth during cargo operations due to forces that come into play during the loading and unloading operation, uncontrolled berthing speed leading to heavy contact with the jetty, sometimes  resulting in significant damage to jetty facility that puts it out of service.

Polaris Marine will work with Marine terminals to establish a fit for purpose Marine Terminal Assurance policy and conditions for terminal use that will ensure that vessels calling at each terminal can transit safely to and from the terminal and is compatible with the particular terminal thus safe to call and safely lie alongside and afloat throughout the entire cargo loading or discharge operations. This is possible via a due diligence review process of the entire berth and access to it (waterways, pilots competence and training, vessel monitoring and reporting systems availability, night transits etc) and ship/shore compatibility assessment covering suitable mooring pattern, evaluation of gangway landing area, cargo loading arms manifolds, vessels contact with fenders and forces on the fenders etc.

Where the client so desire, Polaris Marine can conduct on their behalf a due diligence review (DDR) of any terminal where their vessel(s) intend to call to ensure that marine risks associated with vessels calling such terminals are evaluated and documented. Such risks as identified will need to be dealt with by the terminal managers and operators aimed at reducing it to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).

Our experience where a member of our management team served in the Ports and Terminals Committee (PTC) of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) for 3 years places us at such position as the number one in Nigeria to offer informed advice and guidance on management of terminal processes aimed at eliminating risks associated with vessel/terminal operations.

Polaris Marine has acquired state of the art computer simulators that can evaluate forces that impact a vessel during load/discharge operations and recommend the best possible mooring configuration which if maintained throughout the cargo operations will ensure vessels remain safely alongside during the entire period of operation.

The simulation covers all the parameters and criteria identified by OCIMF such as

(a) Wind (Effect of 60 knots wind in all directions simulated and applied)
(b) Passing Ship effect
(c) Current effect (0.75 knots beam current and 3 knots current from ahead or astern)
(d) Change of Freeboard (Loaded or ballast condition)
(e) Waves and Swell
(f) Tide (High or Low water)

With this user-friendly computer program, we will evaluate the adequacy of the mooring system at every terminal especially those known to have unusual environmental conditions or mooring geometry.

Polaris Marine will work with Vessel, charterers and Cargo Owners in managing risks associated with ship to ship transfer operations offshore (STS) to reduce such risks to As Low as reasonably practicable (ALARP). This is achieved through thorough review of such risks in line with the ICS/OCIMF ship to ship transfer guidelines for petroleums, chemicals and Liquiefied gases and establishment of detailed work instructions tailored to the operations, the operating environment and covering all guidelines and recommendations of OCIMF.