Van Oord Develops Deep Dredging Solution
Over the past few years, Van Oord has developed a new technique for dredging at great water depths. This Deep Excavation System (DES) is an innovative method to prepare a sea bottom profile for installing offshore pipelines. The system has been patented by Van Oord. Uneven sea beds are traditionally prepared for laying offshore pipelines by installing large volumes of rock. As an alternative to this Subsea Rock Installation (SRI) method, Van Oord has applied the Deep Excavation System in Australia and Norway.
Product Tanker in Improved UK Drydock
A&P Falmouth's modified dry-dock No. 4 accommodates a Bernhard Schulte-owned product tanker for survey. Bernhard Schulte’s product tanker Bomar Senda (formerly Ditte Theresa) entered the newly modified drydock (which has a pit excavated to facilitate thruster and sonar removals) for its first special survey. A&P Falmouth’s No 4 dock is of length 172.50m, breadth at entrance 26.21m, with a newly-excavated pit 8.5m long x 6m wide x 2m deep, offset 1m to the east. A&P Group operate seven dry docks across three strategic locations in the UK.
Graig and GMI Team up to Deliver Safe Havens for Shipping Lenders
The Cardiff-based Graig Group has teamed up with Global Maritime Investments to provide shipping lenders with tailor-made solutions for problematic shipping exposures. Working together the two groups will provide lenders with workout solutions, safe havens and exit routes for distressed assets and underperforming shipping portfolios. The joint approach brings together the long-term ship management experience and bank contacts of Graig and the outstanding freight market expertise of GMI.
Hydrex Repairs Save Time
Hydrex diver/technicians carried out three separate repairs on a 118-meter general cargo vessel while the ship was at anchorage off the coast of Port Gentil, Gabon. These on-site repairs allowed the customer to save precious time and money. The entire operation was supervised and coordinated by the Hydrex team leader from inside a monitoring station. A detailed inspection of both the outside and inside of the bulbous bow revealed that the entire area had been damaged. The bottom of the bow was heavily indented.