VESSEL STOPS @ CHENNAI ANCHORAGE DUE TO ENGINE FAILURE & CRITICAL REPAIR WORK DONE IN RECORD TIME

One of the vessels owned from Napoli, Italy had a struck up in engine assembly while en-route to Chennai port, thereby losing its self-control & collided with another vessel causing damage in the bulkhead. Two tugs towed her from anchorage to the berth & got moored.

REPAIR :

There were critical damages observed in the bulkhead IWO forepeak tank. Especially in the center line of longitudinal area.

  • Erected scaffolding.
  • Identified, marked the locations & verified material grade.
  • Made a sketch of proposed repair area & Necessary welding repairs carried out.
  • Shown to class surveyor.

Fitment of new crankshaft :

  • Removed emergency exit door from position,
  • Cut & removed the lagging frame & E/R bulkhead plate.
  • Fitted new crankshaft by the specialized person & same E/R bulkhead plate edge prepared, fitted in place & welded.
  • Renewed the lagging.
  • Shown to class surveyor.

Finally all repairs carried out & vessel sailed off.

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