Tridentis was recently awarded a five year $2M contract by the United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (MSC), to continue to provide on-site Electrical Engineering support for commercial vessel plan review activities.  Tridentis has been performing this work at the MSC since 2015. The MSC is charged with supporting Officers in Charge, Marine Inspection (OCMI) by ensuring commercial vessels are designed and built in compliance with governing regulations and standards. This function is conducted through vessel plan review typically before ships are built or modified. The timeliness and quality of MSC’s review of each plan review activity affects vessel delivery schedules and construction costs and thus has a large impact on vessel owners, vessel operators, ship designers, and builders in addition to supporting the OCMI’s field inspectors. The types of analysis that Tridentis will perform on this contract include:


Electrical Load Analysis

Electrical One Line Diagrams

Electrical Switchboard

Emergency Generator and Switchboard

Fire and Gas Detection

Portable Accommodation Modules

Hazardous Areas

Propulsion Control

Steering Control


Cargo Gauging

Plan Approval Extension (PAE)

Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Design Verification Test Procedures

Periodic Safety Test Procedures

Dynamic Positioning System (DP)


DP Proving Trials

DP Operations Manual


Coordination Studies

Short Circuit Analysis

New technology (i.e. Lithium-ion, Hydrogen fuel, Solar, etc.)


Autonomous Vessels

Remote Controlled Vessels

LNG as Fuel

LNG Bunker Vessels

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