Halyard recently displayed the latest model of Wave International’s MiniBOSS IMO bilge filter system at Seawork.
With increasing numbers of work boats now focussing on their green credentials in terms of build, operation and post-use disposal, the Wave MiniBOSS bilge filter ensures that no traces of oily bilge water or any other pollutants such as plastic micro fibres are emitted whilst undertaking operations at sea.
MHO-Co, headquartered in Denmark, recently fitted the Wave MiniBOSS systems onto its new 35m hybrid catamarans used as offshore support and crew transfer vessels.
Built by AFAI Southern Shipyard in Guangzhou, China MHO Apollo and MHO Asgard were designed by MHO’s CEO Mik Henriksen. Their modern electric motors save on weight, space and emissions.
Mik Henriksen from MHO said “We looked at every element of the new hybrid catamarans to ensure that they met the highest levels of environmental protection and weight restrictions. Using the Wave MiniBOSS IMO bilge filters ensures that no pollution is discharged overboard. It’s a fully automated system, which is lightweight and easy to install, and requires very little maintenance.”
Dan Maund of Halyard says, “Even with clean and green hybrid or electric engines, there is oily waste and other micro fibres and contaminents in bilge water, and it is only by fitting an IMO approved compact and reliable bilge water filtration system such as Wave MiniBOSS that one can be truly confident you are not creating any overboard pollution.”
Mik Henriksen from MHO says, “The fact that Wave products are fully approved by the US Coastguard and ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries to MEPC 107 (49) means we know they will be long lasting and reliable, even in the harshest environments. Our goal is to operate and maintain our vessels to be available to clients 365 days a year, the most operating days per year in the industry, and our craft can operate even when wave heights exceed two metres.”
In addition to crew transfer and operational support vessels, many cruise ships, superyachts, military and navy vessels, commercial ships and workboats choose to protect the marine environment by using Wavestream bilge filter separators. Wave International has a worldwide network of representatives, providing sales, support and replacement parts.