• Emergency scrubber overboard repair in the Netherlands and Denmark

    Emergency scrubber overboard repair in the Netherlands and Denmark

    01/02/2018
    In December our teams of diver/technicians carried out pipe replacements on two sister vessels. These shuttle tankers were berthed in Rotterdam and Skagen respectively and experienced water ingress as a result of corroded scrubber cooling pipes. Exhaust scrubbers are systems that filter out all harmful toxins from exhaust gasses of marine diesel engines. These hazardous... Read more
  • No drydocking needed thanks to underwater stern tube seal repair in Antwerp

    No drydocking needed thanks to underwater stern tube seal repair in Antwerp

    21/12/2017
    Last month one of our diver/technician teams carried out an underwater stern tube seal repair on a tanker berthed in Antwerp. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Using a Hydrex flexible mobdock the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site and underwater, saving the owner... Read more
  • 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
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