The fishing vessel, Ikawai has been put up on the hard for a complete survey overhaul with many new modifications to be carried out. She has been fitted with a new stabiliser wing system, new hydraulic winch package, and has undergone a wheelhouse extension and overhaul. The survey overhaul will be completed with a top to bottom paint job before releasing the craft back to the briny, more efficient, and much cleaner than before.
Recent Ship Repair Projects
Launched in 2005, the Coral Discoverer expedition cruise ship came in for its five year marine survey. Over ten days, the complete drive-line was removed for inspection along with the vessel’s sea valves, and other general survey inspection tasks were carried out. A large number of windows were replaced by the team at Seamac Windows. Many general maintenance tasks were executed and these included the engagement of night and day shifts to cut out hull plates and replace them with new materials. To complete the maintenance, as a combined project between SBC and Rudolphs Ltd., Coral Discoverer’s topsides and below water hull were painted.
The PB1 barge was constructed in modules as a joint venture between Ship Repair and Heron Construction staff. This built-from-scratch barge project is intended for use by Sanford Fishing as the new service barge for the Stewart Island salmon farm. The modules were finished and then assembled as the completed barge on the slipway, before being painted by Rudolphs Ltd.
The 44 metre dredger, Kapua was hauled out at Heron Ship Repair for its two year intermediate survey. A number of minor structural repairs were implemented around the hull plates. The survey was concluded with a full sandblast and painting of the topsides and hull below the waterline. The Kapua was released back to the briny to continue the hard labour demanded of such working craft.