Recently we’ve carried out a mid-life refit on the Western Ranger, which is a 410 tonne tuna fishing vessel, giving the owners confidence in their vessel for another 15 years. Ship Repair NZ Ltd offers a full turnkey service on any ship, meaning owners are confident in leaving their vessel with us for a full turnkey service from the most minor renovations to complicated jobs involving complex machinery.
Before Ship Repair
After Ship Repair
The Western Ranger re-fit began with stripping apart the brine alley and service alley. We carried out major structural repairs to the hull and plating. We replaced a lot of the Western Ranger’s pipework with new fabricated pipes and PVC pipes. We pulled out the driveline system, which involved taking out three different drive shafts and manufacturing two new intermediate shafts to put back in.
We fully sandblasted the Western Ranger’s tunnel area and applied a 3 coat paint system.
The systems including the bilge, brine, fuel, fresh water and the drive line were reinstated. This involved a full realignment of the drive line and shaft bearings.
For the next part of this ship refit we serviced the booms and rigging equipment, stripped and serviced the winches, repaired the mast down to all three booms, and then overhauled the purse seine winch.
Last but not least, we gave the Western Ranger a full vessel paint job from head to toe. One of the pleasures the Ship Repair team enjoys is seeing vessels come back to us every couple of years and adding improvements and refits, so we look forward to putting a new main engine in the Western Ranger in 2018.