• Underwater stern tube seal repair in Uruguay under challenging circumstances

    Underwater stern tube seal repair in Uruguay under challenging circumstances

    08/05/2014
    In April a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 157-meter dredger in Montevideo, Uruguay. 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 an... Read more
  • Fast propeller repairs in Spain and France prevent costly drydocking

    Fast propeller repairs in Spain and France prevent costly drydocking

    08/05/2014
    Recently teams of Hydrex diver/technicians performed propeller blade croppings on bulkcarriers in Spain and France. In Algeciras the four propeller blades of a 170-meter vessel were cropped. A similar operation was carried out on a 229-meter ship during her stay in Dunkirk. Having developed different procedures for different kinds of damage, Hydrex is equipped and... Read more
  • Hydrex performs emergency rudder operation in Scotland

    Hydrex performs emergency rudder operation in Scotland

    03/04/2014
    Shortly after a 101-meter ferry left drydock, its rudder started showing wrong readings. An underwater inspection uncovered that the rudder was not calibrated correctly and that its movements did not match the readings. An emergency underwater operation was needed. For this reason Hydrex mobilized a diver/technician team to the vessel to carry out the repair... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Barcelona keeps ship out of drydock

    Underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Barcelona keeps ship out of drydock

    03/04/2014
    Earlier this month Hydrex carried out bow thruster blade replacements on a 270-meter container ship in Barcelona. A condition of class was issued after cracks were detected in the old blades, forcing the vessel to go off hire until a solution was found.  Hydrex therefore mobilized a team to Barcelona and performed the operation on-site... Read more
  • Underwater propeller blade straightening in the British Indian Ocean Territory

    Underwater propeller blade straightening in the British Indian Ocean Territory

    01/03/2014
    With all five blades of its propeller severely bent, a 290-meter container vessel needed a fast, on-site solution to restore the propeller’s balance and efficiency. Hydrex diver/technicians are trained to carry out repairs underwater in the shortest possible time frame and a team was therefore mobilized to the ship’s location in Diego Garcia in the... Read more
  • New generation propeller repair equipment used for cropping in Singapore

    New generation propeller repair equipment used for cropping in Singapore

    28/02/2014
    Recently a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed a propeller blade operation on a 300-meter container vessel in Singapore. All six blades of the vessel’s propeller were damaged and needed to be cropped. Having developed different procedures for different kinds of damage, Hydrex is equipped and trained to make the best of a bent or broken... Read more
  • Fast underwater hull repairs in Belgium and the Netherlands

    Fast underwater hull repairs in Belgium and the Netherlands

    28/02/2014
    Recently Hydrex teams have carried out on-site hull repairs on vessels berthed in Belgium and the Netherlands. Doubler plates were welded on a 214-meter roro ship in Antwerp and an 85-meter cargo ship in Flushing, while an insert plate was installed on a 199-meter cargo vessel in Antwerp. Hydrex on-site hull repair services include the... Read more
  • 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

    20/02/2014
    Hydrex teams carried out a wide range of underwater propeller operations on tankers around the world. Among them a propeller blade straightening on a 248-meter ship in Algeciras, Spain, a blade cropping on a 183-meter vessel in Flushing, the Netherlands, and a spinner cone replacement on a 110-meter vessel in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Underwater propeller... Read more
  • Propeller repairs in extreme conditions restore efficiency

    Propeller repairs in extreme conditions restore efficiency

    01/02/2014
    When damage to propellers occurs due to impact with ice and other debris, Hydrex will help you, even if the damage is quite extensive. In this article you can read about propeller operations carried out underwater by Hydrex diver/technicians in Antwerp, Ventspils and Kiel. Some of these repairs were carried out in extreme winter circumstances.... Read more
  • Hydrex teams up with Wärtsilä to repair underwater stern tube seal assembly in Australia

    Hydrex teams up with Wärtsilä to repair underwater stern tube seal assembly in Australia

    31/01/2014
    Last month a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 110-meter offshore supply vessel in Bunbury, Australia. The rope guard covering the stern tube seal assembly was missing and the seal box had come loose after a mooring rope got tangled around the assembly. An emergency on-site repair was necessary.... Read more
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