Navigation Risk Assessments

Marico’s master mariners, engineers and scientists provide a total navigation risk assessment and vessel traffic survey solution for the offshore renewable energy industry. Assessments for prospective sites are conducted to the specifications of the MCA’s MGN 371 (M+F) and BERR Guidance using stakeholder consultation, expert judgment, advanced data analysis techniques and specialist in house software.

Extensive knowledge from the ports and the offshore industry, allows Marico to bring this expertise to the new, exciting and dynamic offshore renewable energy installations (OREI).


  • Scoping studies for license application;
  • Navigational assessments for environmental statements;
  • Ship and shore based vessel traffic surveys;
  • Marine radar assessment;
  • Emergency Response and Cooperation Plans (ERCOP);
  • Provision of Guard Vessels for Met Mast Structures;
  • Safety management systems; and
  • Ongoing consultancy support for developers.

Projects / Clients

  • First Flight Windfarm; Navigation Risk Assessment and Vessel Traffic Survey, First Flight Wind Ltd;
  • Argyll Tidal Array; Navigation Risk Assessment, RES and Nautricity;
  • St Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm (France); Navigation Risk Assessment and Consultancy Services, Ailes Marines;
  • Navitus Bay Offshore Wind Farm: Vessel Traffic Survey, Navitus Bay Ltd;
  • Blyth Biomass Plant Marine Impact Assessment, SKM Enviros;
  • Thanet Offshore Wind Farm: Interturbine Cable Risk Assessement, Royal Haskoning;
  • Atlantic Marine Energy Test Sites (Belmullet), Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI);
  • Narec Demonstrator Navigation Assessment and Navigation Risk Assessment, Natural Power Consultants;
  • Forth Round 3: AIS Survey and Navigation Assessment, SeaGreen Wind Energy;
  • Development of a Cumulative Risk Assessment Methodology for Round 3 Offshore Wind Zones, SSE Renewables;
  • Cape Wind (Nuntucket Sound, USA) Wind Farm Assessment, Cape Wind;
  • Effects on Marine Radar Close to an Offshore Wind Farm, BWEA;
  • Gunfleet Sands Wind Farm Extension, DONG Energy;
  • Thanet Offshore Wind Farm, Warwick Energy Limited;
  • Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, Warwick Energy Limited;
  • Dunkirk Wind Farm, Shell Wind Energy;
  • Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm, Aberdeen Harbour Authorities;
  • Greater Gabbard Wind Farm, Fluor / Airtricity;
  • Strategic Shipping and Navigation Assessment of Marine Renewables, Scottish Executive;
  • Strangford Lough Safety Management System, MCT; and
  • Navigational Risk Assessment -Skerries Tidal Array, MCT.

Capability Downloads
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Navigation Assessment Data Collection

Offshore Windfarm Capability

Wave&Tide Renewables Capability

Case Study – Belmullet Navigation Survey

Case Study – Skerries Navigation Survey

Navicom Dynamics – PPUs
Marico are the European agents and support centre for Navicom Dynamics, the global leaders in precision portable navigation and Portable Pilot Units (PPUs).

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Port Marine Safety Code
Utilizing the “Salt and Science” approach Marico provides robust scientific solutions based on sound expert knowledge and experience.

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Marico Marine are pleased to present HAZMAN II – the updated, fully secure, web based maritime risk assessment tool; including Navigation, Health and Safety and Corporate risk modules.

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