There is a sector of the maritime industry where the accuracy of the marine forecast carries increased importance. This is in transport and towing, at very limited speeds with critical wind and wave operating thresholds. In these circumstances, metocean forecasts are analysed in detail by all the participating companies in advance to identify the most favourable and safe operational “window”.
In these very delicate phases, each element has an extraordinary relevance and decisions are based on collaboration, strong dialogue and continued monitoring. The weather component is certainly one of the key factors in undertaking high risk transports.
Navimeteo, with operational offices in the Port of Chiavari and Falmouth in the UK, provided 24/7 support to the tow operation of Seabourn Venture, the ultra-luxury expedition ship led by the tug Sea Dream from the Cimar shipyard in Porto Nogaro, Trieste to Genoa, and the Mariotti shipyard where she will undergo her final outfitting phase. Navimeteo also provided its support to Cimolai for the delicate operation in San Giorgio di Nogaro, the well-established shipyard of T. Mariotti and Cimolai where the hull was first floated.