• Permanent underwater insert repair on tanker in Amsterdam

    Permanent underwater insert repair on tanker in Amsterdam

    29/11/2017
    An emergency call came in on a late Friday afternoon  to carry out a permanent insert repair on board a 145-meter chemical tanker that had suffered a crack in its port side grey water tank. The work was carried out during the vessel’s stop in Amsterdam. After arriving on site, our team of diver/technicians started... Read more
  • Propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money

    Propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money

    29/11/2017
    When damage to propellers occurs due to impact with ice and other debris, we will help you, even if the damage is quite extensive. A ship with bent or cracked propeller blades might experience severe vibrations while sailing. The classification society might demand a repair before the vessel is allowed to sail on. By straightening... Read more
  • Finding the best solution for specific conditions

    Finding the best solution for specific conditions

    31/10/2017
    An 180-meter oil tanker had a leaking stern tube assembly. The owner contacted us and asked us to find the best possible afloat repair solution. Because the vessel could be trimmed we suggested to replace the damaged seals above water during the ship’s stop in Flushing. The repair would be done in cooperation with the... Read more
  • Small but essential maintenance operations

    Small but essential maintenance operations

    31/10/2017
    Recently we have been reporting on a few of the larger projects we have carried out. These are jobs that show how we can easily adapt ourselves to different situations, even in circumstances that might at first glance seem too complex to allow on-site work. This might give readers the idea that we can only... Read more
  • Double on-site seal repair on offshore platform in Mexico

    Double on-site seal repair on offshore platform in Mexico

    28/09/2017
    In August a team of Hydrex divers traveled to Veracruz, Mexico for a stern tube seal repair. The operation consisted of the underwater replacement of the damaged seals on both assemblies of a semi-submersible offshore platform. The unit left the field after its project was finished and was berthed alongside to have repair and maintenance... Read more
  • 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
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