The very first assignment for Aquarius Marine Services (AMS) was to deliver a consultant to Bluewater Energy Services (BES) from Hoofddorp.
Bluewater Energy Services owns and operates several Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO)units. An FPSO is a complex offshore installation. It can be seen as a hybrid form of a vessel and an offshore installation. When sailing, the FPSO is considered to be a ship, on production location the FPSO is considered to be an offshore platform. Sailing, the international Rules and Regulations for shipping apply. On production location, the local Coastal state Rules and Regulations apply. Various regulations have an overlap, others are conflicting.