GRT/DWT:    32387/58729
LOA:           190m
BUILT:         2008
CLASS:        ABS


Repairs carried out at:
Tuzla, Turkey
Total cost:
USD 7.0 million
Repair time:
Approx. 3.5 months (105 days)

Panamax Bulk Carrier – Severe bottom and tailshaft / propeller / rudder assemblies damage after hard grounding in heavy weather after steering gear failure, leaving loading port of Jorf Lasfar, Morocco.Instructed by Japanese H&M Underwriters.


Istanbul office

  • Determined and mapped on structural plans necessary steel renewals boundaries, calculated steel renewals weight and verified “as fitted” quantum on completion.
  • Closely monitored repair progress, reporting regularly to Principals, including any alterations of quantum and costs thereof.
  • Guided and assisted Owners in negotiating final invoice with yard.
  • Ensured a fast steel renewal production rate, combining pre-fabrication of bulbous bow and blocks sections of bottom plating/internals with in situ renewals – a total of approx. 1,000 tonnes
  • Achieved repair of rudder blade and stock (as opposed to renewal)
  • Propeller & Tailshaft renewed.

Pro- actively participated in all stages of the repairs, scrutinized and negotiated the final Yard invoice and assisted Owners in concluding the project timely, without delays in vessel’s departure