South Pacific tuna vessel Evelina da Rosa was brought to us in May to undergo renovations from the most hard to reach areas of the fishwell’s to the hull. The team at Ship Repair NZ Ltd were able to deliver the Evelina’s owner a fully comprehensive service by bringing the 86 metre-long Evelina onto the slipway.
She is a significant vessel, weighing in at just under 2000 tonnes. Ship Repair has the largest slipway North of Auckland for working on vessels of this size, with our slipway lying inside a sheltered commercial wharf.
We repaired the Evelina da Rosa beginning with the main mast, where we cut the top crow’s nest and lengthened it to the owner’s specifications. We added a viewing platform with an aluminium sun shelter. We then modified the two existing radar platforms.
After Ship Repair
Following a full paint job on the mast, we installed two new radar.
We also installed four different lifting cranes. Each crane needed to have a full hydraulic package installed to get them up and running.
Our capable team then turned the existing flume tank into an upper engine room. We installed a new Caterpillar generator. Following this, we installed a new MICON refrigeration unit. This required pipework and services, once again proving the capable team at Ship Repair deliver extremely comprehensive marine fabrication and heavy engineering services.
We also fabricated, from drawings, a new stabiliser/flume tank on top of the helicopter deck – a significant job which required 14 tonnes of steel to be added to the Evelina.
We repainted most of the ship, including under the hull, changing the topside to the owner’s new specified blue colour. We repainted the decks, water areas and antifoul areas.
We’re proud to offer the most experienced ship refit and repair services in New Zealand and we wish the Evelina well when she returns to sea.
Before Ship Repair
During repairs – fitting the stabiliser tank