We are glad to be able to advise ship owners and captains in such situations.
–Stein Are Hansen
During the summer season, there is extensive high-pressure activity in the Gulf of Mexico. Similar activity is found in Asia more or less through the year. Similar activity is found in Asia more or less Ocean and the Far East as a whole. The special weather conditions in these areas can in worst case scenarios develop into powerful hurricanes/tropical storms – something which certain vessels and ship owners should be optimally prepared for.
“We are glad to be able to advise ship owners and captains in such situations, both with regards to specific precautions they can take, as well as the challenges the particular weather system might pose in a given situation,” says Stein Are Hansen, Assistant Director of our Client Services division. Hansen has his background from the Royal Navy Meteorological School in Plymouth as a trained Observation Forecaster. He has also previously been employed as an Aircraft Commander in British Navy attack helicopters, while also working part-time with Search & Rescue (SAR) as separate from the offensive military operations he was involved in.
The Royal Navy’s Lynx helicopters are used in the Gulf of Mexico during hurricane season each year, and Hansen is experienced in working under extreme weather conditions as the Royal Navy aims to be the first on disaster sites with its SAR helicopters. This involves one or more vessels equipped with 1 to 2 helicopters maintaining their position just behind the eye and following it at a distance of 50 to 80 nautical miles depending on its size. The expertise which Hansen possesses in this area along with his meteorological training is now available to NHC customers in the form of products in the Client Services portfolio.
As a subscriber to our hurricane bulletin, you will receive updated information on special weather conditions in the abovementioned areas. Extreme conditions will also be presented on our website in some cases. As always, Norwegian Hull Club urges all operators of ships/objects in all tropical storm/hurricane/typhoon regions to implement the necessary precautions in order to protect life and assets at sea.
For more information, please contact our Client Services division at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website
1. Jun. 2010