Monday, May 10, 2010

Colombo Dockyard repairs Indian offshore support vessel

Offshore Support Vessel Malaviya 21 called in for routine drydocking and lay-up repairs during early end March 2010. Regular callers to Colombo Great Offshore are one of biggest offshore vessel operators in India. They have been patronising Colombo regularly for their repair requirements of their fleet based in the Indian and the South East Asian region.

During this call extensive work package was executed, where the vessel had to be accommodated in the Dock No. 04 (125,000 DWT drydock). The main scope consisted of routine drydocking related repairs: Blasting and painting of hull, Main Engine overhaul, tail shaft withdrawal & Overhaul of the Controllable Pitch Propeller system, Stern thruster and 02 Nos. Bow Thrusters were overhauled, 02 Nos. M/E Turbo charger overhauled and the Co2 System was overhauled.

Yard’s pragmatic and flexible approach was the key to successful completion of this project meeting the owner’s requirements. The attending Superintendents Mr. Sandeep Waidya looked after the owners interests. The repairs were carried out to the classification requirements of Indian Register of Shipping. Husbanding work for this drydocking call was handled by local agents Asha Agencies Ltd. Vessels Particulars: LOA: 67.40 Meters / Beam: 15.40 Meters / GRT: 2,370.

Colombo’s faster turn around time and her strategic location and service quality and flexibility in handling any type of repairs are some of the major aspects that attract many international ship owners to Sri Lanka / Colombo. The shipyard has been fine tuning her service package to meet with the offshore support vessel requirements, dedicating Dock No. 1 & 3. In the recent past many international offshore support vessel owners such as Tidewater International-USA, Bourbon Offshore, France, Greatship-India, Shipping Corporation of India and SBS Marine-UK have patronised Colombo for their repair requirements.

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