• Underwater bow thruster reinstallation in Italy

    Underwater bow thruster reinstallation in Italy

    18/12/2018
    A month after we removed the bow thruster of a 300-meter container vessel our men once again mobilized to Italy. They reinstalled the overhauled unit underwater with the use of the our flexible mobdock technique. The available time window for the removal of the bow thruster in October was very short because of the tight... Read more
  • Underwater scrubber sea chest installation

    Underwater scrubber sea chest installation

    18/12/2018
    Our wide range of maintenance and repair services includes the on-site installation of additional sea chests required for the intakes and outlets of scrubbers or other purposes. These afloat installations are performed by installing a cofferdam on the hull. We can help you when going to drydock is not an option, if the scrubber equipment... Read more
  • Underwater stern tube seal repair on tanker in Tenerife

    Underwater stern tube seal repair on tanker in Tenerife

    29/11/2018
    Last month one of our diver/technician teams carried out an underwater stern tube seal repair on a tanker berthed in Tenerife. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Using a Hydrex flexible mobdock the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site and underwater, saving the owner... Read more
  • Propeller blade removal and reinstallation keeps ship out of drydock

    Propeller blade removal and reinstallation keeps ship out of drydock

    29/11/2018
    An oil tanker needed its four propeller blades overhauled during a stop in Ghent, Belgium. We therefore sent a team to the vessel’s location to remove the blades on-site and reinstall them when they returned from the workshop. Our team traveled  from our headquarters in Antwerp with trucks and the required equipment. A large stock... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal adapted to the vessel’s schedule

    Underwater bow thruster removal adapted to the vessel’s schedule

    30/10/2018
    Last month one of our teams removed a bow thruster from a 300-meter container ship. This was done during a stop in Italy. The unit needed to be overhauled and the operation had to be carried out within a very short window that would fit the tight schedule available to the vessel’s charterer. Together with... Read more
  • Hydrex performs propeller repairs around the world as winter arrives

    Hydrex performs propeller repairs around the world as winter arrives

    29/10/2018
    Our teams regularly carry out cold straightenings, croppings and other propeller blade modifications on vessels around the world. Winter months usually result in an increase in propeller repairs between January and March. Throughout the rest of the year we also attended vessels for inspections of propeller blades that are broken or damaged by ice or... Read more
  • Small though essential maintenance operations

    Small though essential maintenance operations

    28/09/2018
    We often talk about the larger projects that our teams perform across the globe. This might give readers the idea that we only mobilize when such major challenges come up. However, this is definitely not the case. We treat every assignment with the same professionalism and  enthusiasm, whether it is the replacement of a giant... Read more
  • Permanent and temporary underwater rudder repairs

    Permanent and temporary underwater rudder repairs

    30/08/2018
    We perform repairs at anchorage on any type of rudder or while the vessel is berthed without interrupting cargo operations. In most cases these repairs are permanent and do not require follow up. The following case studies give an account of some of the more important recent underwater rudder repairs performed by Hydrex. They showcase... Read more
  • Bow thruster replacement in stages keeps cruise vessel on schedule

    Bow thruster replacement in stages keeps cruise vessel on schedule

    24/08/2018
    A 208-meter cruise vessel sailing in the Caribbean suffered steering problems after one of its two bow thrusters malfunctioned. Having to depend on a tug every time the ship berthed would quickly become very expensive. Going off-schedule, however, to have the bow thruster replaced would cost the owner both money and reputation. A solution was... Read more
  • Fast intervention in Las Palmas ends ongoing delay

    Fast intervention in Las Palmas ends ongoing delay

    17/08/2018
    A fully loaded 180-meter bulk carrier suffered grounding damage in Las Palmas, Spain. An underwater repair was needed to allow the vessel to sail to her unloading destination safely. Unfortunately a first repair attempt proved unsuccessful. After the ship had been delayed for almost two weeks we were contacted to take over the operation and... Read more
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