The 24 metre tug, Tug Tai Pari was on the hard last month for her first five-year Out-of-Water survey. The vessel’s Rolls Royce drive units were stripped down and main shaft seals replaced. Her water cooling system was dropped out to allow structural modifications to the barrier frames. Numerous small modifications and repairs were carried out around the wheel-house and top decks. With the survey complete, a full sandblast and the application of a fresh paint system was executed around the top decks, as well as the entire hull above and below the waterline.
Recent Ship Repair Projects
The scampi trawler, San Aramand was recently on the dry at Heron Ship Repairs for the stripping out and full overhaul of the engine room. The vessel’s main engine and gearbox were removed and fully rebuilt. The hydraulic system was stripped down and fully serviced. The 23 metre trawler’s water-feed system was also upgraded and structural changes were made to the hull and seawater inlets. A new CAT generator was installed, and the stabiliser wings were removed to enable structural upgrades to make the system more efficient and robust. Engine room and hull got fresh protective coats of paint before all new components were reinstated ready for commissioning. San Aramand was freed back to the tide seaworthy and ready for work.
The 19.8m trawler, Bilyara, was hauled out for her annual survey last month. We completed general repairs to her foredeck, refurbished the sea valves, removed and refurbished shafts, and gave her a full repaint. The 1988 fishing vessel has gone back into the tide ship-shape and fully-equipped for the job.
The vessel, Mesenge II, was up on the hard recently for some work-ready modifications. We carried out internal modifications to the bulkhead, deck layout changes, structural modifications, the addition of pile guides, a rock bin, and a full re-paint. Heron Ship Repair also constructed an access ramp designed by Lighthouse Naval Architects for the vessel. The Mesenge II will head to the South Island where she’ll be engaged in a major port project for the next two years.