Last year (2017) saw a healthy business trend for Dubai’s NICO International. The company has enjoyed significant success, buoyed by continued support from key clients such as Maersk Line, CMA CGM, US Navy, Anglo Eastern Ship Management, MOL Tankship, UAE Coast Guard, Drydocks World, Zakher Marine, Zamil Offshore, Emirates Steel Industries, DUGAS, and GE etc. among many others.
As part of the cruise industry’s focus on the environment, a vessel operating in the South Pacific developed a minor problem with both of its shaft seals.
Reinforcing its position as one of the world’s leading specialists in the repair and maintenance of LNG tankers, Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard was recently repairing two such vessels – NYK LNG’s 2013-built 177,000 m3 Grace Dahlia and Nigeria LNG’s 2003-built 141,000 m3 LNG Bayelsa.
Norway’s KONGSBERG has received an order to deliver unique ‘Full Picture’ technology upgrades for a further three PSVs owned by Mantenimiento Express Marítimo SAPI de CV (MEXMAR), SEACOR Marine’s joint venture in Mexico.
During January this year, Denmark’s FAYARD, Munkebo, has been carrying out repairs and refurbishment of DFDS’ 35,498 gt ro/pax ferry Crown Seaways. She is used by DFDS on the Copenhagen – Oslo route. She arrived in FAYARD on during early January and stayed until January 23rd, when she sailed towards the island of Funen to take a well-deserved break from everyday life at FAYARD.
Back in November a fully loaded bulk carrier contacted Subsea Global Solutions (SGS) with a shaft seal issue. Initial reports from the vessel were that they were losing all stern tube oil into the vessel, they were experiencing heavy water ingress through the FWD seal system into the engine room, and the internal seal system clamp ring shifted approximately 70 mm in-board. By this report, it was immediately known this was not a typical shaft seal repair.