San Felice Completes Retrofit Ahead of Schedule

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 16, 2020

Image: SeaQuest Shipmanagement

Image: SeaQuest Shipmanagement

SeaQuest Shipmanagement announced that a client’s handysize bulk carrier completed her second special survey, dry-dock and Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) retrofit two days ahead of schedule and 7% below budget, despite the COVID-19 delays impacting many of China’s repair shipyards.

The MV San Felice completed her retrofit on 5th March at COSCO Nantong under the supervision of a SeaQuest team, it said.

According to a press release, the work list included: routine dry-dock works, hull blasting and painting, cargo holds blasting and painting, maintenance of the hatch cover hydraulic system, other minor deck and engine works, and the installation of an Alfa Laval PureBallast BWTS, including ballast lines modification, new electric cabling and remote control system. The duration of the repairs was estimated at 28 days.

"The works had originally been scheduled for early December 2019, but were postponed for commercial reasons before COVID-19 struck to 28th January 2020, just ahead of Chinese New Year," it said.

In the last week of January 2020 China was severely hit by COVID-19 and COSCO Nantong, as well as all its subcontractors, were forced to stop all activities until 8th February 2020.

The next vessel under SeaQuest management due for dry-dock, repairs and BWTS retrofit at COSCO is scheduled for 17th March 2020.

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