Water Ballast Tank cracks resulting in 16 inserts

On Sunday morning  we received a phone call from a car carrier’s captain. The vessel was changing classifications and while inspecting the WBT’s they found some severe cracks in water ballast tank nr. 1. Urgent action was required and a team was mobilized to start the repairs on monday morning.

We received the classifications’ list. 16 inserts to be done in water ballast tank nr. 1. All necessary measurements were taken and steel plates could be fabricated in our workshop. Meanwhile a team already started the cutting works in order to speed up the repairs as the vessel had to leave on next Saturday.

Staging was erected in order to perform the works on frame 175 ( about 6 meters ). Our cranetruck delivered all the steel plates on board. Once installed properly, welding works could start.

Works were performed under full supervision and to the satisfaction of the captain and attending class surveyor.


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Renewal of hinges on a car carrier’s aft ramp

After careful consideration of the vessel’s manager, we have been appointed the renewal of the aft ramp’s hinges.
Due to calling African ports with a lot of swells, the ramp has been exposed to huge forces.

As a result severe cracks were found in the ship’s hull.

After several meetings between the attending class surveyor, superintendent and our supervisor a repair procedure was agreed and final repairs could start.