Fugro Explorer Recognized for Safety Record

Fugro McClelland Marine Geosciences (FMMG) has won the Jones F. Devlin Award for safety from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA).

FMMG earned the award in recognition of the level of safety aboard its Fugro Explorer, a state-of-the-art geotechnical drill ship. The Fugro Explorer has had no lost-time incidents in more than three years. The award requires only two accident-free years.

FMMG will receive the award at the CSA Safety Awards Luncheon on Thursday, June 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel.

CSA, based in Washington, D.C., represents 24 U.S.-based companies that operate oceangoing vessels. The member companies are engaged in both domestic and international trade and maintain a commercial interest in the operation of these vessels.

The Fugro Explorer recently established a deep-water record for offshore site investigation when it successfully deployed a data acquisition system in water depth of 9,630 feet (more than 2,900 meters). Currently, the ship is contracted by Petrobras, the Brazilian oil exploration company, for a major geotechnical investigation of 117 possible drill sites offshore Brazil in waters as deep as 8,200 feet (2,500 meters).

FMMG is a member of the Fugro group of companies and provides engineering analysis, geological studies, marine drilling operations and surveying to industries worldwide. With offices in more than 55 countries, Fugro is a global leader offering advanced surveying, seismic, oceanographic, meteorological and positioning services. Fugro interprets data collected at sea, along the coast, on land and from the air.