• 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
  • Class approved underwater hull repairs in Belgium and Uruguay

    Class approved underwater hull repairs in Belgium and Uruguay

    28/09/2012
    Recently Hydrex teams of diver/technicians mobilized to a 164-meter roro vessel berthed in Antwerp, Belgium and a 235-meter bulker at anchor in Punta Del Este, Uruguay to perform underwater hull repairs. Despite the smaller scale of these operations they are nonetheless vital for shipowners if they want to avoid unscheduled drydock visits for their vessels.... Read more
  • Hydrex at SMM  and the Marine Coatings Conference, Hamburg 2012

    Hydrex at SMM and the Marine Coatings Conference, Hamburg 2012

    28/09/2012
    The 25th shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology (SMM) international trade fair in Hamburg in September 2012 was attended by more than 50,000 trade visitors from all parts of the world. The 2,100 exhibitors, including Hydrex, spread out over 90,000 square meters, were very satisfied with the fair. Even the weather was kind with dry and... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Rotterdam

    Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Rotterdam

    27/09/2012
    To save time and money for the owner of a 334-meter container vessel, Hydrex removed the bow thruster of the ship and installed a new unit during the vessel’s scheduled stop in Rotterdam. By carrying out both parts of the operation underwater the ship could continue its commercial operation and did not have to go... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Antwerp

    Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Antwerp

    31/08/2012
    In July, Hydrex performed the removal of a bow thruster that needed to be overhauled, and reinstalled a spare unit in one take. Both parts of the operation were carried out during a 200-meter container vessel’s stop in Antwerp. A diver/technician team carried out a preliminary inspection and took the necessary measurements prior to the... Read more
  • Underwater stern tube seal repairs in Panama and the United Arabic Emirates

    Underwater stern tube seal repairs in Panama and the United Arabic Emirates

    31/08/2012
    In July, Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 271-meter oil tanker in Fujairah, and on a 195-meter roro vessel in Panama. Because both vessels were experiencing oil leaks, a fast repair was required by the classification societies. Using the company’s flexible mobdocks, Hydrex teams were able to perform both... Read more
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