China: Changxing Shipyard Completes Repairs on LAPIS ARROW

On June 5th, 2011, Changxing Shipyard completed the repair of MV “LAPIS ARROW” to owner’s satisfaction. MV “LAPIS ARROW” with LOA of 176m and LOB of 31m, belongs to Stamco Ship Management Co., Ltd. This time she entered Changxing Shipyard for her special survey.

MV “LAPIS ARROW” had a quite tight schedule for repair and should drydock at the same night on her arrival. As a Ro-Ro ship, her passage of transferring was quite narrow and difficult to go through. The ship repair manager and supervisors had made well preparations in advance, transported and installed all the necessary equipments, tool boxes and etc. within 2 hrs after her arrival. Everything was ready for her docking.

The mainly work scope for deck was the rewelding of shell plate crack and shell plate renewal. As for the engine part, there were some normal items such as overhaul for T/C and main engine cylinders, pipes, heat exchanger and boiler and etc. It was a quite tight schedule to finish all these items within 6 days. SRM made a sound general schedule and the supervisors refined the schedule accordingly. Delay was not allowed for the fixed schedule. Moreover, the foremen made relevant arrangement, coordinated closely and controlled the working progress strictly.

In the progress of renewing tailshaft seal, the service engineer found the tailshaft liner were over worn and impossible to use anymore unless the contact surface was machined or altered. However, the ship owner refused the proposal for removing/refitting the liner and only permit to alter the contact surface. The problem was no suitable joint onboard at that time and it would take at least five days to get this spare part from Germany. The schedule was not allowed us to take this solution. SRM, supervisors and the foremen inspected on situ, took the measurement, made a working procedure and worked overnight to complete the joint the next day morning. The ship owner expressed their high appreciation and showed his big thumb to us.

Source: csgcic, June 17, 2011

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on June 17, 2011

In Depth>

Events>

<< Feb 2016 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 1 2 3 4 5 6

PUMPS & VALVES 2016

The 16th edition of PUMPS & VALVES in co-location with Maintenance, 20 and 21 April 2016 in Antwerp expo, will present a complete overview of all the technologies and innovations in the field of industrial pumps, valves and seals.

The exhibition will feature industrial pumps, control valves, valves, seals, filters and filtration, processing equipment, piping & pipelines, services for industry, governmental agencies & pipeline operators.

Pumps and Valves’ second duo edition, co-located with Maintenance, enjoyed a solid 8% increase in visitors with a total of 5.492 visitors.

read more >

FPSO Europe Congress

Why Attend the 2nd Annual FPSO Europe Congress?
Discover how FPSO leaders are embracing the new realities of a low oil price environment – what are the strategies to adopt in pursuit of viable economical FPSO projects?…

read more >

Port & Terminal Technology Conference & Exhibition 2016

MCI Media Limited are hosting the 8th International Port & Terminal Technology Conference & Exhibition in Charleston, SC.

This year, we are delighted to welcome South Carolina Ports Authority as official supporters.

Having established itself as a “must-attend” key industry event, Port & Terminal Technology will deliver an informative and technical conference programme complemented by an impressive line-up of industry experts.

Exploring the latest developments, issues, trends and technology affecting ports and terminals around the globe, the conference will provide delegates an invaluable learning opportunity as well as an excellent platform for discussion, debate and networking.

Port & Terminal Technology is specially designed for representatives from operations, maintenance and engineering from port authorities, terminal operators, consultancy firms, dredging contractors, maritime construction firms and suppliers of cargo handling equipment and those involved in the effective development and operation of container ports and terminals.

The conference is complemented by an intimate exhibition, comprising a select handful of elite market leaders, enabling companies to reach a niche target audience, showcase their products and network with potential, new and existing clients.

read more >

World Water Works 2016

Rising sea levels, ever-larger container ships, increased pressure on the accessibility of ports and waterways and the associated infrastructural requirements are all global problems.

The time is ripe for sustainable solutions which are both financially feasible and ecologically responsible.

Conference and exhibition

The two-day international hydraulic engineering conference and exhibition World Water Works on 23 and 24 March 2016 at Antwerp Expo brings together science, industry practices and trends related to:

– Hydraulic engineering
– Accessibility of ports and waterways
– Coastline and shoreline projects
– The construction of bridges, locks and tunnels
– Future offshore sea ports

read more >