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Hydrex BELGIUM
23.01.2020, 10:00:12

Underwater bow thruster operation in Algeciras

Last month one of our teams 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.

To keep the impact on the ship’s schedule to the absolute minimum our 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 ship could then shift and start cargo operations while our men performed the rest of the operation without any hindrance to the loading schedule.

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