Last month a Hydrex team removed a bow thruster from a 229-meter bulk carrier. Two weeks later the overhauled unit was reinstalled. Both operations were done during stops in Algeciras, Spain and had to be carried out within the tight schedule available to the charterer.
All the necessary equipment was mobilized from the Hydrex Algeciras fast response center. To keep the impact on the vessel’s schedule to the absolute minimum the divers performed an inspection of the bow thruster unit and tunnel, followed by some preliminary work while the vessel was berthed at a lay-by.
The vessel could then shift and start cargo operations while Hydrex performed the rest of the operation without any hindrance to the loading schedule.