Dave Merrill, founder of ecomooringsystems.com and field expert conducted a three day workshop at the Saba Conservation Foundation to educate their marine park staff in mooring installation and maintenance.
The first day of the workshop was a general education of the subject in a classroom setting. Dave gave an overview of Helix anchors and Boatmoorings.com, acquainted participants with the necessary equipment and how it works, and explained what is required to insure the safety of all participants in these types of Helix Anchor installations.
Six years ago Norwegian Cruise Lines needed a way to moor their four cruise ship ferry boats behind their private island Great Stirrup Cay which is part of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. These boats are used to carry passengers from the ship to their private beaches for a day in the sun and sand. Today, these moorings are still in use as supplemental docking capacity for their new marina.
These 100 ft. long ferries needed a safe, durable system during significant 60 knot weather events that could withstand the heavy tonnage. Boatmoorings.com designed and installed a Helix Mooring System, durable enough to withstand the forces of NCL's fleet during these extreme sea storms. Six years later, after enduring the exertion of storms with winds up to 65 knots, the systems are still holding strong.