• Fast underwater stern tube seal repairs in U.S.A. and Panama keep ships out of drydock

    Fast underwater stern tube seal repairs in U.S.A. and Panama keep ships out of drydock

    01/02/2013
    At the end of November 2012, Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out two underwater stern tube seal repairs. One on a 143-meter general cargo ship in Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., and one on a 292-meter container vessel in Panama. Both vessels were experiencing oil leaks and a fast repair was required by the classification societies. Using the... Read more
  • Tanker with leaking stern tube seals in Port Gentil not permitted to enter ports

    Tanker with leaking stern tube seals in Port Gentil not permitted to enter ports

    24/01/2013
    Underwater repair allows vessel to continue its schedule A 247-meter tanker was not given permission to enter any port when the fore as well as the aft stern tube seals were leaking, the vessel s. Unloading the vessel at sea and going to drydock seemed the only option for the vessel, until Hydrex sent a... Read more
  • Underwater propeller operations in Antwerp and Algeciras without the need for drydocking

    Underwater propeller operations in Antwerp and Algeciras without the need for drydocking

    24/01/2013
    Recently Hydrex teams carried out underwater propeller operations in Antwerp (Belgium) and Algeciras (Spain). In Algeciras a 183-meter chemical tanker had four of its five propeller blades cropped. In Antwerp the bent blade of a 197-meter dry cargo vessel was straightened. Both repairs were carried out on-site and underwater. Underwater cropping of damaged propeller blades... Read more
  • Hydrex Antwerp expands logistic possibilities with two dive support workboats

    Hydrex Antwerp expands logistic possibilities with two dive support workboats

    21/12/2012
    Last week two dive support workboats arrived at the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp. Both vessels can be used for a wide range of operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France. The catamarans are fully equipped as dive support stations with hydraulic cranes, hydraulic winches, nautical and communication equipment and a dive control... Read more
  • Fast underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Rotterdam during commercial activities

    Fast underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Rotterdam during commercial activities

    07/12/2012
    In recent months Hydrex has carried out bow thruster blade replacements on several occasions in Rotterdam. Three 366-meter container ships belonging to one owner were given the same speedy treatment during unloading. More ships are scheduled for the same operation in the upcoming months. The owner of the ships had the luxury of being able... Read more
  • Extensive doubler plate repair in Ivory Coast allows bulker to sail after collision

    Extensive doubler plate repair in Ivory Coast allows bulker to sail after collision

    07/12/2012
    A 190-meter bulker suffered severe collision damage in Lagos, Nigeria. A large hole in the hull plating prevented the ship from sailing at full speed. The classification society also demanded that the vessel go to drydock immediately unless an on-site solution was found. Hydrex therefore sent a diver/technician team to the vessel’s location to carry... Download .PDF
  • Hydrex performs a wide range of propeller operations, keeping ships out of drydock

    Hydrex performs a wide range of propeller operations, keeping ships out of drydock

    31/10/2012
    Recently Hydrex teams carried out a wide range of underwater propeller operations on tankers around the world. Among them a spinner cone (Propeller Boss Cap Fin –PBCF) replacement on a 110-meter vessel in Singapore, a propeller blade straightening on a 248-meter ship in Algeciras, Spain, and a blade cropping on a 183-meter vessel in Flushing,... Read more
  • Fast underwater stern tube seal replacement avoids need to drydock

    Fast underwater stern tube seal replacement avoids need to drydock

    31/10/2012
    Last month Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 242-meter container vessel close to the company’s headquarters in Antwerp. The vessel was suffering from an oil leak, making a fast repair necessary. Using one of the company’s flexible mobdocks the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site... Read more
  • On-site seal repairs around the world keep ships out of drydock

    On-site seal repairs around the world keep ships out of drydock

    26/10/2012
    The following case studies give an account of some of the more important recent seal repairs performed by Hydrex. Underwater stern tube seal repair in Port Gentil allows vessel to continue its schedule When the fore as well as the aft stern tube seals of a 247-meter tanker were leaking, the vessel was not given... Read more
  • Swift underwater thruster repairs and replacements keep ships out of drydock

    Swift underwater thruster repairs and replacements keep ships out of drydock

    25/10/2012
    In the last few years Hydrex divers have carried out thruster operations on numerous occasions around the world. This article gives a summary of some of the more important ones. Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in one take Antwerp In July, Hydrex performed the removal of a bow thruster that needed to be overhauled,... Read more
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