Published by SHIP REPAIR NEWSLETTER Nº 1632 of 14th October 2016

Published by SHIP REPAIR NEWSLETTER Nº 1632 of 14th October 2016 Spains´s Metalships, Vigo, has completed, on schedule, the second special survey of Briese Schiffahrt´ 12,811 dwt general cargo vessel BBC Steinhoeft. The workscope included:


• Hatch covers cleaning, blasting and painting
• Hatch covers rubber packing renewals
• Releasing of frozen ‘tweendeck supports
• Stern tube seals renewal
• Repairs on rudder flap
• Polishing of propeller
• Piping renewals on inlet & outlet sea water pipes of LT coolers
• Steel renewals in ballast tank.



Currently in dock is Ahrenkiel Steamship’s 18,278 dwt container ship AS Fabiana, also completing her second special survey. Scope of work included:

• Full blasting of hull
• Overhauling of auxiliary engines
• Tank cleaning
• Polishing of propeller
• Bow thruster repairs
• Heating coil repairs
• Cargo cranes testing
• Removal and cleaning of M/E heater
• Hatch covers:
Remove of existing rubber
Renew lashing pad eyes
Renew rubber channels
Replace of single sockets
• Major steel renewals on bulb and hull
• Removal of existing ducts, fabrication and installation of new cargo hold ventilation ducts.
• Overhauling of A/E turbo charger
• Overhauling of A/E air coolers
• Removal of existing gratings, fabrication and installation of new ventilation gratings
• Installation of new lub oil pumps

Other ships, in that moment, in Metalships include Albacora’s 1,905 dwt tuna ship Pacific Star, which will drydock by the end of this week to start work on her fifth special survey. Metalships has also decided to make use of its covered slipway where Geoquip Marine Operations’ 1,129 dwt drilling ship Investigator is undergoing her seventh special survey.

According to the yard´s shiprepair commercial department, “The yard is has won a large number of orders over the last couple of years due to the great performance of our skilled staff together with a significant marketing promotion campaign, and from time to time we and make use of our covered slipway, which is normally used for newbuildings. Our slipway is able to accommodate ships up to 3,500 tonnes.”

Commercial Department pointed out, “Our latest newbuilding - the largest yacht (59 m) ever built in Spain, Maybe, just returned from its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show where she made an impact on the attending visitors. Maybe was launched on Saturday August 13th. “A total of 12 people are comfortably accommodated on-board, with a five stateroom layout comprising a full-beam Master Suite above, as well as two double cabins and two twins on the lower deck. There is also space on-board for 16 highly-skilled yacht crew to create the final dimension of experience that the creators of Maybe envisioned when embarking on the project. “She is powered by twin 2,682 hp Caterpillar diesel engines designed to reach a maximum speed of 17 knots. With a cruising speed of 14 knots Maybe has a long range of 5,000 nautical miles. She is on sale through Camper & Nicholson and we are confident that, after her debut in Monaco, she will pique the interest of potential buyers.”