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Permanent On-site Collision Damage Repair in Greece

By The Maritime Executive 09-25-2014 02:22:00

In July Hydrex mobilized a team of diver/technicians to Syros, Greece, for a complex repair operation on a chemical tanker. The vessel had suffered large cracks in her hull plating as the result of a collision. She was not allowed to sail any further. Hydrex proposed a permanent on-site repair using an open top cofferdam. This would enable the fully laden ship to continue her journey.

The damaged area on the portside was closed off with an open top cofferdam. This allowed the Hydrex team to create a dry environment in which the shipyard performed permanent repairs in drydock-like conditions. As a result of the operation the fastest and most cost-effective solution was realized for the owner.

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