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Vessel Repair & Maintenance

Special boats spice up Diedrich workload
A research ship, a bunker boat and a police launch have lent variety to a busy workload at one of Germany’s leading small ship and boat repair yards this summer. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Funny Girl gets safety revamp
The 68.57m long Heligoland passenger ferry Funny Girl is back in service on the north German coast after extensive modernisation – its second major revamp since entering service 44 years ago. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Waterjet conversion for AG Ems
Island ferry operator AG Ems – the first German shipowner to convert an existing passenger ship to LNG dual fuel propulsion - has now carried out another unusual and complex conversion by replacing the old generation waterjets on its high speed catamaran Nordlicht. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sailing Ship veteran's three-year restoration
The 106 year old four-masted barque 'Peking' is coming home to Germany from New York in July for restoration and renovation expected to last some three years and cost about €26 million. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Why crane when you can wheel?
According to US manufacturer Wheelift, Self-propelled Modular Transporters as Automatic Guided Vehicles (SPMTs as AGVs) are becoming more popular for handling heavy loads in shipbuilding and repair. 02 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Marine antifouling alternative
UK based Silicon Products (SP) Marine has launched a new and innovative means of keeping a boat clean which it says provides a completely new alternative to anti-fouling paint. 15 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Fassmer repairs biggest police boat
The biggest patrol boat serving river and coastal waters police in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein has undergone extensive regular maintenance and small repairs. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
German yards demonstrate big ship versatility
Germany’s leading repair and conversion yards have demonstrated their versatility again with a flurry of big ship repair and refurbishment projects at a time when the future of the sector is far from certain. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
German passenger ship revamped after fire
The 38.9m former excursion ship 'Adler Princess', rendered largely useless by extensive smoke damage in a fire in Hamburg last year, has now been completely renovated and given a new lease of life. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Boxship LNG conversion is a first
Scheduled to last more than a month mid-year in Bremerhaven, Germany, was what is being billed as the world’s first conversion of a container ship to LNG dual fuel propulsion. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Market recovery ups business for Gibdock
Gibdock has got off to a sound start in 2017, with encouraging signs of underlying recovery in several markets, including a steady stream of regional ferries in for drydocking. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Organotins returning by the back door?
Vessel operators may have thought the use of organotins in marine hull coatings was completely outlawed in 2008 with the ban on tributyltin (TBT), but they can still be used as a catalyst if organotin content does not exceed the allowable limit of 250mg/1kg of paint. Dibutyltin and dioctyltin are the organotins under most scrutiny. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Layup maintenance
ABB’s marine and ports business will partner with Presserv to offer maintenance packages for vessels that serve the oil and gas industry that are laid-up for prolonged periods. The two companies will combine specialised services to enable the preservation of equipment onboard, which will eventually allow the smooth and timely resumption of service. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Norwegian authorities play hardball
Norway, which as reported last year in ‘Maritime Journal’ has taken an assertive stance in outlawing dangerous South Asian shipbreaking practices, has further signalled its intent by arresting a vessel in one of its ports, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has reported. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Damen Shiprepair completes works on Jan de Nul vessels
The recently streamlined Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has just completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. 28 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Gorch Fock reprieved as repair costs soar
Repairs and maintenance being carried out on the veteran German Navy sail training ship 'Gorch Fock II' will continue and last into 2018 despite soaring costs now being put at about €75 million. 20 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cortec Corporation celebrates 40 years of fighting corrosion
When US company Cortec produced its first shipment of 1200 vapour corrosion inhibitor emitters in a garage in 1977, it would have been difficult to envision subsequent growth into the multimillion-dollar global enterprise Cortec has become today. 17 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Parker Kittiwake expands distributor network with appointment in Denmark
Parker Kittiwake, the condition monitoring technology specialist, has announced the appointment of a new distribution partner in Denmark. 15 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Refit following mine damage
While working on a project in Indonesia, Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Volvox Terranova’ was heavily damaged by an old sea mine. Van Oord decided to repair and modernise the vessel at the same time. 15 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Naval work for Alewijnse
Netherlands-headquartered global system integrator Alewijnse Marine has signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy for the electrical refit of ‘HNLMS Pelikaan’ (A804), a logistics support vessel designed and built for operations in the Caribbean Sea. 08 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal