Recently, CIC Lixin Shipyard successfully completed the repair for M.V. “Cape Knox” on time. The vessel entered the yard on November 13th and her repair scope was the hull sand blasting & painting, five cargo holds’ sand blasting & painting, the survey of rudder, propeller and tail shaft, overhauling M/E 3 cylinders, check and repair of the turbocharger, governor and hatch cover cylinders, the deck crane, provision crane and lifeboat davit loading test, etc.
The main repair project was the hull and cargo holds sanding & painting. Since the owner came to the yard one day later of the vessel’s arrival, many jobs could not be carried out on schedule. The shipyard made full preparation in advance and got the repair work started once confirmed by the owner. The SRM and supervisors organized the labor force, drew out a reasonable working plan, overcame the bad weather’s influence and kept good communication with the owner & surveyor. With the joint efforts from engineering department and workshops, all the jobs were done within 10 days.
Vessel type: Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage: 16,951 tons
Summer DWT: 28,442 tons
Length: 169 m
Beam: 27 m
Draught: 6 m
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, December 6, 2011;