Philippines’ Keppel (KPELF)
Cebu shipyard, part of Singapore
’s Keppel Offshore & Marine, has repaired two reefer vessels – the first was the 7,212 grt Uranus, shipmanaged by London Ship Managers, London. The vessel arrived in the yard for her scheduled drydocking and repairs under Lloyds Register (LR) Class. Major work included the removal of the goose neck, building-up pins and fabricated spare gooseneck heel pins, renewal of lifeboat davit pins, servicing and renewal seal of the anchor windlass, renewal of the outboard seal and bonding of inboard seal, partial renewal of keel plate and installed gear box doublers at mooring and windlass, polishing and building-up propeller blades, nitrogen pressure testing on refrigerating lines.
The second reefer vessel, the 4,693 grt Alcantara Carrier, currently still undergoing drydocking and repairs in the yard, is managed by Norbulk Shipping
UK, Glasgow. Work carried out include full blasting and painting of external hull below bootop area, servicing of sea valves, tank cleaning for survey, rudder/propeller/tailshaft withdrawn for class survey, partial steel renewal at P&S chain lockers, cargo derricks load testing, overhauling of main engine piston, main engine aircooler, main engine turbocharger, main engine governor, boilers (class survey), servicing of main alternator, main and emergency switchboard, renewal of engine room pipings, renewal of auxiliary engine and incinerator exhaust pipe at the top of the funnel etc. Completion and delivery will be around 21st October 2004.