Underwater repairs

Jul 19, 2021 | SeaFirst

Underwater repairs

Underwater support to remove two bow thrusters and a variety of hull repairs on a wide range of vessels.

A valued client contacted Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) requiring underwater support to remove two of its existing bow thrusters during the vessel’s port call in Long Beach, California. The client indicated that they would not be replacing the thrusters at this time as no spares were available.

SGS was asked to remove the damaged thrusters and install class-approved blind covers over the hull openings. All the work needed to be carried out during the vessel’s cargo operations and in a dry environment — underwater — to avoid potential oil spills and seawater ingress through the propeller hub.

In addition, over the last few months Hydrex teams have travelled around Europe performing hull repairs on a wide range of vessels, including a container vessel, drill ship, RoRo vessel and a tanker.

Hydrex offers class-approved hull repairs that combine both underwater cofferdam installation and inside dry-welding. Both parts of such an operation are performed by the same team of in-house trained diver/welders working at the highest quality standards.

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