Anglo Eastern (UK) Ltd, managed and The Hadley Shipping Co. Ltd, UK owned MV.Clymene (DWT: 73,600, LOA:225 M, Beam: 32.00 M) called in for dry-docking and repairs on her propulsion system.
The bulk carrier trading in the regional waters selected Colombo as the repair centre for her requirements.
The business had been secured as a result of the proven track record of Colombo Dockyard as a reliable shipyard which delivers quality repairs with focus on timely completion. Anglo Eastern (UK) Ltd was confident of stemming the vessel to Colombo with past experience on similar projects.
During this call the vessel was accommodated in Drydock No. 04 (125,000 DWT) which is ideally suited to handle various types of vessels up to Afra- Max. (Max Beam 42 Meters). Yard teams worked in a focused approach to ensure that the vessel was re-delivered on schedule. The vessel was accommodated directly in drydock soon after completion of her cargo discharging in the one of the Indian ports.
The critical scope consisted of propeller repair by the original manufacturer, static balancing of the propeller weighing over 20 tons and assessing for possible damages on propulsion system. Due to non-availability of manufacturers, the yard undertook the full responsibility of repairing the 20 ton propeller, meeting the technical requirements of the Classification Society of Lloyds, resulting in monetary saving as well as the duration to owners. The yard team came up with a detailed repair procedure, reviewed with class, incorporated requirements of LR Class including procedure for post weld heat treatment, and proceeded with sample test piece parallel to the main repair and obtained the procedure qualified and approved from LR. The successful completion of the project meeting the requirements of all stakeholders is a significant achievement for the Colombo Dockyard.
Additionally, the yard removed intermediate and tail shafts for inspection of stern tubes, and found an offset in bolt holes of flywheel and flange of intermediate shaft. To rectify the fault, all 10 bolt holes were bored in place as per the new fit bolts. The feedback from owners/managers indicating that the vessel has also reported that things are well, with no vibration and an extra 0.4 knots for the same fuel consumption.
The strategic geographical location of the Colombo Dockyard, close to the main sea routes, while being located inside the port of Colombo itself minimised any down time for the managers as she was received directly in to drydocks soon upon completing her cargo discharging in the port of Colombo.
Colombo’s approach and speedy service was appreciated by the Owners/ Managers, as the repair project was re-delivered on schedule meeting owner’s requirements. The project team was headed by ship Manager J. D. B. P. Jayaweera who was well supported the project team members Kanchana Wickramatunge, Senior Engineer Ravin Wijeyaratna, Welding Engineer, Amila Rukshan, Invoicing Engineer.
The owner’s interests were looked after by Technical Superintendent, Anglo Eastern (UK) Ltd Angus Downie. The repairs were carried out meeting the Lloyds Register of Shipping classification society requirements. M/s. Mapship (Ceylon) Ltd. handled the local husbanding work smoothly.