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Petrobras Block Booking For ASRY

Tanker owner Petrobras of Brazil has awarded Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY) a block booking for three of its VLCCs, two of which, the Jose Do Patrocinio, 279,913 dwt, and Felipe Camarao, 279,688 dwt, will carry out their third Special Survey at ASRY, while the Vidal De Negreiros, 292,823 dwt, will undergo an intermediate survey prior to its fourth Special Survey in 1997.

Taken together, repairs to the three vessels are expected to total 126 days, of which 30 days are scheduled for repairs in ASRY's 500,000-dwt graving dock.

The Jose Do Patrocinio was the first vessel to dock and arrived in the yard in August, followed by the second vessel in September. The third vessel will arrive in December.

Blasting and painting of the main deck, cargo slop and ballast tanks is expected to total 31,000- sq.-m per ship and dock work will include the renewal of rudder bushes, tailshaft survey and propeller polishing.

Other items will include overhaul of valves, renewal of piping (including hydraulic lines), overhaul of main turbine, main boiler, cargo pumps, generator turbine, coolers, heaters, compressors and other machinery. Electrical repairs include overhauls to alternators, motors, transformers, switchboards, and engine room fans, and lighting circuits will be tested. Major repairs, renewals and overhaul will be carried out to the automatic boiler and other automation systems. Attention will also be given to servicing and repairs to radar, radio equipment, and the fire detection system.

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