• Underwater bow thruster removal in Rotterdam

    Underwater bow thruster removal in Rotterdam

    31/03/2020
    Last month one of our teams removed a bow thruster from a 170-meter container ship. This was done during a stop in Rotterdam. The unit needed to be overhauled and the operation had to be carried out within a very short window that would fit the schedule available to the vessel’s owner The team mobilized... Read more
  • Underwater propeller blade replacement in Tasmania

    Underwater propeller blade replacement in Tasmania

    28/02/2020
    Last month we wrote about a stern tube seal repair in Tasmania. While our team was mobilizing to this job, the owner of the roro ship asked us to also carry out an underwater propeller blade replacement on the vessel’s sister ship at the same location. These operations were carried out back to back by... Read more
  • Emergency grounding damage repair in Phuket

    Emergency grounding damage repair in Phuket

    28/02/2020
    While one of our diver/technician teams was performing an underwater bow thruster repair in Phuket, a cruise ship suffered grounding damage while on its way to this location. When our technical department heard about the incident, they contacted the owners of the vessel and proposed to have our team inspect the vessel when it arrived... Read more
  • Underwater stern tube seal repair in Tasmania

    Underwater stern tube seal repair in Tasmania

    30/01/2020
    Recently one of our diver/technician teams carried out an underwater stern tube seal repair on a roro ship berthed in Port of Burnie, Tasmania. 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,... Read more
  • Thruster repair afloat in Phuket

    Thruster repair afloat in Phuket

    30/01/2020
    A 200 meter cruise ship experienced a failure in the feedback system of its bow thruster. We therefore mobilized a team to Phuket, Thailand to perform the necessary underwater repairs with the use of our flexible mobdocks. These lightweight flexible mobdocks are easy to transport and are used to close off the thruster tunnel on... Read more
  • Hydrex Spain in Algeciras, Gibraltar: Ideal for underwater operations

    Hydrex Spain in Algeciras, Gibraltar: Ideal for underwater operations

    20/12/2019
    As part of the Hydrex group, our office in Algeciras takes advantage of our 45 years of experience in the ship repair and maintenance industry. The ideal location of the office allows for a fast response in the bay of Algeciras and Gibraltar. Hydrex Spain offers a large variety of maintenance programs and repair works... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster operation in Algeciras

    Underwater bow thruster operation in Algeciras

    29/11/2019
    Last month one of our teams removed a bow thruster from a 229-meter bulk carrier. Two weeks later the overhauled unit was reinstalled. Both operations were done during stops in Algeciras, Spain and had to be carried out within the tight schedule available to the charterer. All the necessary equipment was mobilized from our Algeciras... Read more
  • Our range of propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money

    Our range of propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money

    05/11/2019
    When damage to propellers occurs due to impact with ice and other debris we can help you, even if the damage is quite extensive. A ship with bent or cracked propeller blades might experience severe vibrations while sailing. The classification society might demand a repair before the vessel is allowed to continue its voyage. Our... Read more
  • Hydrex enables OEM to access bow thruster out of drydock

    Hydrex enables OEM to access bow thruster out of drydock

    16/10/2019
    When a 162-meter pipe laying vessel suffered an oil leak, going to drydock for bow thruster repairs seemed the only option. The owner contacted us to see if we could develop an underwater solution that would allow the OEM specialists to access the thruster tunnel while the vessel was still afloat. This would enable the... Read more
  • Rudder repairs in Zeebrugge, Dunkirk and Le Havre

    Rudder repairs in Zeebrugge, Dunkirk and Le Havre

    27/09/2019
    Recently our teams carried out several rudder repairs on ships in Belgium and France. In all cases cracks were found that needed to be repaired to prevent them from spreading and causing further damage to the rudders. We can perform repairs at anchorage on any type of rudder or while the vessel is berthed. In... Read more
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