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SHIP REPAIR & CONVERSION: Review of 1994

Blohm + Voss performed one of the more innovative jobs of the year, winning an order to convert three Sea- Land ships.

The contract entailed shortening each containership by three midship sections from 950 ft. (289.5 m) to 856 ft. (261 m) — and giving each a new bow structure to improve streamlining. The Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Institute (HSVA) was involved in the hydrodynamic calculations and in the planning of the experimental work. The two and a half year old Stena Concertina was in Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Corp.'s (Norshipco) Titan drydock for blasting and coating; tailshaft and rudder clearance inspections; valve, pump and generator repairs; and other planned maintenance and inspections. The vessel is a technologically advanced double-hull oil tanker from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

The Overseas Ohio had a head-on collision with an iceberg off of Alaska. The ship was carrying salt water as ballast at the time of the accident. Part of the $1 million repair work included replacement of the rudder bearings, for which Orkot was chosen.

Before & After: The transport vessel Super Se vant 1 (pictured above) underwent a conversh at Rotterdam's YVCBoln es Dockyard^ becomii the D.P. Fall Pipe stonedumping vessel Tidewc Rollingstone.




Ship Repair History

A Stitch In Time... Metal Stitching Technology Helps To Cut Costs, Keeps Vessels Sailing
ABB Turbocharger Repairs VTR..4 Turbine Blades
Ailsa-Perth: from sunset to sunrise
Alaskan Oil Issue Lingers
Caridoc A Variety of Drydocking/Repair Services In the Caribbean
Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics, Inc.
Drew Ameroid Marine Forms CFC Conversion Alliance With York Marine Systems
FRATELLI ORLANDO . . . . . . Resurgence of shipbuilding in Livorno
HHI Starts ' 97 Strong Korean yard wins bulker contract from Norway's Bergesen to start year
Klattenberg Marine Agency Helps Link Shipowners With Spare Parts, Yards
Mackay's World Me Department: Local sendee on a global scale
Making It A Clean Sweep
Petrobras Block Booking For ASRY
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Shell Commits To Yard In Repair Arrangement
SHIP REPAIR & CONVERSION: Review of 1994
Ship Structure Committee Publishes Reports On Fatigue Curves And Underwater Repair Procedures
Southwest Marine Inc. Expands Into New Market President And CEO
SPD Technologies Rolls With The Changes, Targets Civilian Specialty Market
Sperry Marine
TBT ban threatens yard business
Tenf jord/Cunningham Marine/Marserv
Tracor Signs Agreement To Sell Division To SIMCO
Trinity Signs Contract for Four Tank Barges; Refurbishes Passenger Boat
Unitor Introduces Shipboard Polymer Repair System
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