• Wide range of hull repairs in Europe and North America

    Wide range of hull repairs in Europe and North America

    31/08/2017
    During the last month our teams flew across Europe and the United States. to perform a wide range of hull repairs on different types of vessels. In this article we will give you a summary of some of these operations. They illustrate the diversity of shell plating operations our diver/technicians are trained for. Our class... Read more
  • Emergency afloat rudder operation in Le Havre

    Emergency afloat rudder operation in Le Havre

    31/08/2017
    The rudder of a 250-meter crude oil started showing wrong readings. An inspection uncovered that the rudder was not aligned correctly anymore and that its movements did not match the readings. The ship was unable to sail any further and an on-site solution was needed. A Hydrex diver/technician team therefore mobilized to Le Havre, France... Read more
  • Bow thruster replacement in stages keeps cruise vessel on schedule

    Bow thruster replacement in stages keeps cruise vessel on schedule

    28/07/2017
    A 208-meter cruise vessel sailing in the Caribbean suffered steering problems after one of its two bow thrusters malfunctioned. Having to depend on a tug every time the ship berthed would quickly become very expensive. Going off-schedule, however, to have the bow thruster replaced would cost the owner both money and reputation. A solution was... Read more
  • Hydrex enables OEM to access bow thruster out of drydock

    Hydrex enables OEM to access bow thruster out of drydock

    27/07/2017
    When a 162-meter pipe laying vessel suffered an oil leak, going to drydock for bow thruster repairs seemed the only option. The owner contacted us to see if we could develop an underwater solution that would allow the OEM specialists to access the thruster tunnel while the vessel was still afloat. This would enable the... Read more
  • Immediate worldwide mobilization key benefit for underwater shaft seal repairs

    Immediate worldwide mobilization key benefit for underwater shaft seal repairs

    23/06/2017
    We have developed a flexible mobdock repair method that enables  the underwater replacement of all types and sizes of shaft seals. It allows ship owners to keep their vessel sailing, saving precious time and money. Damaged stern tube seals will cause an increasing amount of oil leaking or water ingress. By replacing the seals when... Read more
  • Hydrex again chosen to perform replacement of azimuth thruster on crane barge in Gabon

    Hydrex again chosen to perform replacement of azimuth thruster on crane barge in Gabon

    12/06/2017
    Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized to an offshore crane barge stationed at its service base in Gabon to replace one of the vessel’s swing-up azimuth thrusters with the spare. The operation had to be carried out in a very short timeframe because the crane barge was scheduled to leave for an operation in Nigeria. All repairs... Read more
  • Rudder cover crack repair in Rotterdam

    Rudder cover crack repair in Rotterdam

    17/05/2017
    An underwater inspection revealed cracks in the welding seams of both rudder cover plates of a 144-meter tanker. To prevent the pintle nut from corroding, the classification society demanded that the owner had the damage repaired as soon as possible. When the tanker was on its way to Rotterdam we were contacted to find an... Read more
  • Propeller cap replacement on sister vessels in Rotterdam

    Propeller cap replacement on sister vessels in Rotterdam

    17/05/2017
    A 190-meter container vessel had lost its propeller cap. Because the vessel had been launched only a year earlier, going to drydock was not an option. We were asked to make a full assessment of the damage during the vessel’s stay in Algeciras and propose an underwater repair plan that would allow the ship to... Read more
  • Fast intervention in Las Palmas ends ongoing delay

    Fast intervention in Las Palmas ends ongoing delay

    24/04/2017
    A fully loaded 180-meter bulk carrier suffered grounding damage in Las Palmas, Spain. An underwater repair was needed to allow the vessel to sail to her unloading destination safely. Unfortunately a first repair attempt proved unsuccessful. After the ship had been delayed for almost two weeks we were contacted to take over the operation and... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Australia

    Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Australia

    12/04/2017
    To save time and money for the owner of a 82-meter offshore supply vessel, Hydrex removed the bow thruster of the ship and reinstalled the unit after it was overhauled while the vessel was at anchorage in Dampier,  Australia. By carrying out both parts of the operation underwater the ship could stay on the project... Read more
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