SMS Towage Tug Irishman arrived into Swansea Drydocks for High pressure washing, various steel works including fabrication of plate to fit transducer to hull and repairs to bow.
SMS Towage Tug Trueman arrived into Swansea Drydocks for routine dry-docking, work undertaken on propulsion units, anchor chains, coolers, various steelwork repairs, anode removal/replacement, blasting & painting to full satisfaction of owners and class surveyors.
Former ‘Sunflower E” arrived into Swansea Drydocks in September 2015 to undergo various repairs. This work included High pressure washing, multiple sea valve renewal, steering gear, gangway repair, propeller polishing, hatch covers rubber renewal and various engine room works to full satisfaction of new owners and class surveyors.
Owned by JD Marine entered Swansea Drydocks on 26 July 2014. The vessel was HP washed, recoated and various steelwork repairs carried out to the full satisfaction of surveyor and owners.
Another SMS towage vessel came in for intermediate routine service , recoating and small amount of steelwork. Vessel superintendent was highly impressed with the adaptability and skills shown by our tradesmen. Vessel left on 01 August to complete satisfaction of surveyor and owners
Photograph courtesy of Peter Havard
Pearl, another of Mainports vessels arrived at Swansea Drydocks 02 June 14 and left after undertaking extensive steelwork repairs on 26 July 2014. Day and night shifts were applied to this task, the vessel was recoated, engineering tasks completed and survey tasks completed to the full satisfaction of both surveyors and owners.
Celtic Isle one of Mainports vessels arrived at Swansea Drydocks 15 May until 28 May. Engineering & Welding works were carried out on this vessel day and night shift in order to minimise downtime for owners. Vessel left after completing works to full satisfaction of both surveyor and owners. A special mention was sent by the vessel superintendent thanking Swansea Drydocks for the excellence of both tradesmanship and customer care.
Tug Roman came in to Swansea Drydocks 18-29 November 2013. The specification of work was adhered to. Engine work, steelwork, valves & painting were a part of the specification. All tasks were undertaken and completed on time. The project was completed to the full satisfaction of both surveyor and owner. Owners were so pleased Swansea Drydocks now dock all SMS towage vessels for routine maintenance that operate around Welsh Coast.
The Celtic Horizon came in to Swansea Drydocks over the Christmas and New Year period 2013-2014. The initial scope of work was for a routine drydocking however upon inspection it was found that there was a great deal of steelwork that required attention. Day and night shifts were applied to this vessel and the vessel left the drydocks upon completion to the full satisfaction of the owners
Canning & Helwick
Canning & Helwick were took in to Swansea Drydocks for renovation. Both vessels were in a poor state of health and required full UTM, steelwork replacement, chipping & painting. In total 4 tonnes of rust and paint chippings were removed from both vessels and 5 tonne of new steelwork was refitted on to hulls of vessels. Painting was all completed by hand. Restoration was completed to the complete satisfaction and delight of the museum curator. Both vessels returned to Swansea maritime museum where they now are in full view of the general public.
Grip Transporter was an emergency drydocking after colliding with rocks in Ireland. When the vessel arrived at Swansea it was obvious that it had sustained severe structural damage due to the list of the vessel. When drydocked, repairs were undertaken to renew 7.2 tonnes of steel, this was over a length of 33 metres and included all the internal frames of the ballast tanks. The repair was completed in the quoted 12 days to the complete satisfaction of the owner and surveyors.
City of Cardiff
Afloat repairs to the dredge equipment varying in size and complexity. Steel works in a few locations, piping and a rather large amount of hydraulic equipment repair and maintenance works took place on-board.
With safety being the priority of any project at our yard, the Owners were left impressed and satisfied with the yard’s health and safety performance.
Swansea Dry Docks has completed repairs on-board P&O Irish Sea’s ferry Norbank, which had additional works required to be carried out within the ballast tanks. For the extra work to be completed in time the yard had to adopt a 24 hour working regime. The vessel has now departed the yard and returned back into service - a spokesman for Swansea Dry Docks said that the yard is looking forward to building a firm working relationship with P&O Ferries.
Special Survey as per Det Norske Veritas requirements. Some steel replaced as required within the survey requirements. Full blast of hull to include both Top Sides and antifouling to SA 2.5 Standard. Removal of Starboard Rudder and tail shaft with replacement of the Stbd stern and forward seals. Assistance given to the Owners specialists with this work by the shipyard. Removal of the bow thrust hub to facilitate overhaul of the same, work to include removal strip down under the supervision of the Owners specialist. Vessel completed its dry docking ahead of its contracted time to the satisfaction of the Owners.
Vessel attended yard in order to replace the missing Rudder and stock following a marine casualty. During its time in the dock a Record of Docking survey was carried out. Some steel was replaced as required by the owners and assistance was given to the owners Specialist in relation to the replacement of the Stern Seal. Vessel was given some touch up painting to the anti-fouling and the anodes were replaced as required.
Special Survey as per Lloyds Register of Shipping requirements. Some steel replaced as required within the survey requirements. Full blast of hull to include both Top Sides and antifouling to SA 2.5 Standard. Work to include the removal and replacement of both Port and Starboard propellers, which required specialist repairs to be carried out. Both Cardon shafts removed for rectification and both Gearboxes removed for specialist repair as required by the owners. Vessel completed its dry docking within its contracted time to the satisfaction of the owners.
ABP Lock Gate Repair
This work required major steel replacement of the damage sill area approx. 16 ton of new steel replaced, additional works was inserts within the blast compartment area replacement of the fenders due to wastage as dictated by the owners. The total gate was blasted to SA2.5 standard and a full paint coating was carried out. The total repair took 40 days due to the configuration and the requirement to rectify the damage. All work was done to the satisfaction of the Owners Representative.
Special Survey as per Lloyds Register of Shipping requirements, full blast of hull to include both Top Sides and antifouling to SA 2.5 Standard. Some steel replaced as required within the survey requirements. Work to include the removal and replacement of both Port and Starboard propellers, which required specialist repairs to be carried out. Vessel completed its dry docking within its contracted time, to the satisfaction of the owners.
The Terra Marique, a towed sea-going barge with a length of 80m and a breadth of 16.5m, required routine dry docking combined with servicing and repairs. Dry docking work ranged from blasting and painting of the hull through to maintenance operations on the vessel's thrusters and stern ramp. Routine steelwork repairs were also carried out, along with the removal, overhaul and replacement of the vessel's alternators. We also assisted with the servicing of the safety equipment.
This contract required an emergency docking of the vessel in relation to the stern tube gland seal, which entailed the removal of the propeller tail shaft, the refitting of the inboard and outboard seals with the owner’s new supply and refitting of the tail shaft and propeller. The vessel also had various steel works and hydraulics defects rectified during the docking period. Work was carried out to the satisfaction of the technical manager The vessel was returned to dry dock following class annual inspections carried out afloat which revealed that the vessel required extensive inserts in way of the ballast tank shell plating which required the work to be done in a dry dock. Work was carried out to the satisfaction of the technical manager.
The vessel has a length of 142m and a breadth of 23m and the work entailed the renewal of new tail shaft stern seals on both the port and starboard shafts. The vessel was painted in accordance with the owner’s requirements. Anchors and cables were arranged and calibrated according to class requirements. Major steelwork was carried out in way of IWO vessels fuel service tank and no 11c ballast tank. This also required heavy cleaning and UTM works carried out. Work was also carried out on the vessel’s generation plant and switchboards and the latter was carried out without disruption to ship operation or crew.
The Welsh Piper is a 25 year old dredger which required a 25 year special survey and repair. The 26 day project included steel replacement; dredge pump impeller renewal; tail shaft works including fitting of new forward and after seals, renewal of SKF coupling, rudder stock machining and fitting of new palm bolts, lower pintail shaft and renewal of new upper and lower bushes; thruster works. The project required major machining and a full blast and painting of the vessel to include the main decks and cargo hopper. Swansea Drydocks added value through the adoption of an innovative solution in the design and reworking of the dredge pump slewing.
HT Cutlass, a tug owned by Svitzer Marine, came in for intermediate docking . Work was planned for a seven day docking to include painting of the hull, main decks and the accommodation block; ballast tank preparation for class surveys; steel work repair; pipe work replacement and electrical works. Work was completed ahead of the programmed project time.