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Hydrex Belgium
7 days ago

Underwater stern tube seal repair on tanker in Tenerife

Last month one of our diver/technician teams carried out an underwater stern tube seal repair on a tanker berthed in Tenerife. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Using one of our flexible mobdocks, the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site and underwater. This saved the owner an expensive and time-consuming trip to drydock.

An earlier inspection had revealed that a rope had gotten entangled around the stern tube seal assembly. The rope was removed by our divers during this inspection. Unfortunately the rope had damaged the seals and caused an oil leak. The owner of the tanker asked us to replace the damaged seals underwater so that he could keep his vessel on schedule.

All our offices are equipped with the latest facilities, lightweight equipment and tools. This allowed for a timely arrival of our team in Tenerife with everything they needed to successfully complete the job.

During the operation our divers removed the three damaged seals and replaced them with new ones. Working together with the OEM allowed us to provide our customer with original spare parts which guarantees the best quality material. A technician of the seal manufacturer was also present during the operation.

By organizing everything from start to finish the owner did not have to worry about making any arrangements for the repair. After the seals had been successfully replaced he could sail his vessel to her next stop free of oil leaks.

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