|Miko patches for NCA|
|Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:43|
Miko Marine has won a significant order from the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) for the supply of Salvage and Tanker Kits of its unique magnetic patches.
The kits will be carried aboard all five NCA emergency towing vessels (ETVs), which are stationed around the Norwegian coast. The ETVs will have the patches available for making emergency repairs to vessels with damage or hull integrity problems that may have been caused by collision or grounding, or by defective valves and seals. The contract also includes an agreement for Miko to provide emergency supervisory technical support in their use when and wherever required.
Miko patches are already carried aboard some NCA vessels, which have used them to good effect in saving vessels in Norwegian waters. These have included fishing boats and, notably, a nuclear fuel carrier that was at risk of sinking off the coast of Norway in December 2010.
Miko patches can be supplied individually to order or carried in packs that contain a variety of sizes. Salvage Kits and Tanker Kits each contain a range of patches that can provide temporary watertight repairs to hull damage. They can also be used to seal damaged tanks to prevent oil escaping. The largest Miko patch made to date measured 30 metres by 15 metres. Magnetic patches can also be used to seal thruster tunnels and sea chests so that work can be conducted inside without the expense required to put the vessel in dry dock.
For further information contact:Miko Marine, Norway Web: www.miko.no
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