Marine services within the Meteorological Department specializes in offering tailored services to the offshore and marine industries. Based at the port of Mombasa, the unit aims at giving service that helps customers save money and operate more efficiently. For the offshore industry, highly accurate and specialized forecasts are be given on a frequent basis with access provided to forecasters on a 24-hour basis. In this way offshore installations are able to avoid costly damage due to bad weather by being prepared well in advance. Additionally, delicate, weather-sensitive operations can be carried out when the conditions are most suitable.
Other services to the marine industry include specialized
forecasts for fishing fleets, ferry services and ports and inland
Lakes. Many design and planning problems in the marine industries can
be addressed by suitable analysis of past weather data. The Marine
Consultancy Service have access to global databases and analysis
software to provide these services to the Offshore, Sea Transport and
Coastal Construction sectors. Also, incidents at sea involving damage
to (or loss of) a vessel or its cargo normally require some study of
the weather conditions at the time. Our marine meteorologists are
able to provide expert and authoritative evidence to meet the needs
of marine lawyers, consultants and insurance assessors.
Plans are underway to introduce ship routing services to sea vessels in the near future.