Underwater company Hydrex was contacted by the owner of a 193-meter roro ship to secure both rudders of the vessel while the OEM performed repairs on the rudders from inside the engine room. A team of the company’s divers mobilized to Jebel Ali, Dubai to perform the operation during the ship’s stop.
The manufacturer needed to work on both rudders and they needed to be disconnected for this. Hydrex divers made sure that the rudders would stay in position during the repair. The team took the weight off the rudders, then locked them in the neutral position. The team took the exact measurements needed during an underwater inspection. The required material was fabricated the Hydrex diver/technicians on-site.
The OEM was then able to safely disconnect the rudders from the engine room and perform the required work on the steering gear.