Major Layup repairs on Dredger Tridevi Prem completed
Mercator Ltd, Mumbai India owned dredger MV. Tridevi Prem (7,058 DWT)
called in for her major layup and drydocking repairs recently, to
Colombo has been attracting many dredgers for repairs over the past
decade from all over the globe, on the good track record the owners
automatic choice was Colombo Dockyard for their repairs. The owners
Mercator Ltd., have been a regular caller patronising Colombo with their
dredgers and tankers, yard has been servicing their fleet successfully.
The main repair scope consisted of routine drydocking related
repairs, during this call the dredger was accommodated in Dock No. 01
(30,000DWT) drydock for her extensive repairs.
MV. Tridevi Prem accommodated in
Colombo Dockyard’s 30,000 dwt drydock No. 01 during her
The repair scope during this call included a wide spectrum of
1. Drag Heads – Carry out extensive buildups, repairs and renewals
2. Dredge Pumps – Buildups on the housings, overhauling of the pumps,
overhauling of the pedestal bearing housings. Reconditioning of the port
impellers and balancing.
3. Propeller Shafts – Bedding of the port propeller, shaft seal
overhaul, withdraw the tail shafts for inspection.
4. Rudders – Carry out repairs on the port rudder skeg to eliminate
misalignment, remove and refit rudders, withdraw rudder stocks and
renewal of seals.
5. Bottom Doors – Renewal of studs, renewal of bottom door seals and
securing rings, nuts and stainless steel rods.
6. Bottom Door Rams – Overhauling of 06 Nos. of rams
7. Cleaning of the Center Keelson – Complete center keelson cleaned
for inspection. Totally 300 cum of mud and muddy water were disposed and
1820 sqm were scraped, high pressure washed and cleaned. New bottom
opening had to be cut again.
8. Jet Pump Installation – Renewed the pump with owner’s spares,
modify the suction lines; renew sea suction filter strainer and housing,
modifications to the existing pump bed.
9. Pump room and Deck Sluice Valve Overhaul – Renewal of buffer rings
and retainer rings. Extra man hours spent on the overhaul as the owner
supplied spares were incorrect.
10. Overflow Duct Repairs – Steel renewals on the stationary and
movable parts of the overflow duct pipes, overhauling and re chroming of
overflow duct ram
11. Blasting and Painting – Blasting and painting of the hull and
main deck hopper area.
12. Removal of Mud from the Bouyancy Chambers – 250 cum of mud
removed from 06 buoyancy chambers and all chambers cleaned. 08 buoyancy
chambers were cleaned for inspection. This caused complications for
completing the for bottom door work. Side openings had to be cut for
access and finally pressure testing also carried out.
13. Installation of New Air Compressors – Air compressors (02 Nos)
The project was managed by Priyanka Cooray –Ship Manager, the
Invoicing co-ordination was handled by A. Sarathchandra –Invoicing
Engineer. The yards production teams worked tirelessly to meet the
stringent deadlines and re-deliver the vessel on schedule to the owners.
During the drydocking call the owner / Managers interests were looked
after by the attending superintendent Engineers Raj Gudela, Dayal
Verakar from the Ship Management Ind- Aust Maritime Pvt. Ltd. and Vijay
Arora representing the owners Mercator Ltd. The classification society
Indian Register of Shipping represented in Sri Lanka requirements were
also met by the yard during this call. The Local Agents –GAC Shipping
Ltd, provided the necessary husbanding services for the vessel during
her stay in Colombo efficiently.
Seaspan Ship Management Officer’s Forum concludes
Sri Lanka hosted the Seaspan Ship Management (Vancouver)’s officers
Forum for the second time, on June 1. In collaboration with their
manning agents in Sri Lanka, Ceyline Shipping Ltd., Seaspan Ship
Management, a world leading independent container ship owner, has
arranged a multinational, two-day forum at the Cinnamon Grand. The forum
delegates are from Sri Lanka, India, Cananda, and Ukrain. The official
theme of the forum will be “Managing Risk: Facing challenges together”.
The first forum held in 2010 in Sri Lanka was greatly successful
making it possible once again to hold this event. In the past it has
proved to boost Sri Lanka’s maritime industry, seafarer community and
prospective entrants to a career of seafaring.
During the time of economic growth and development an event of this
magnitude could further boost the industry and provide more
opportunities for Sri Lanka.
Ceyline Shipping Group Director/Managing Director Captain Nalin
Peiris told Daily News Business that Seaspan Ship Management Ltd.
provides financial, technical, administrative, and strategic services to
their public company Seaspan Corporation which owns a fleet of large,
high quality container ships that are chartered to major shipping lines
under long-term, fixed rate contracts.
Seaspan Ship Management Ltd. recently celebrated its tenth
anniversary and is now proud to say, they have taken active steps in the
reduction of emission pollution by adopting a ship energy efficiency
Ceyline Shipping, a member of the Ceyline Group, is one of the
leading manning agents in South Asia, with an established reputation for
providing competent seafarers for over two decades.
Our crew pool consisting of 3500 qualified and competent seafarers
who possess a wealth of experience and of whom approximately 1200
seafarers are at sea at any given time. The Ceyline Group’s portfolio of
activities include shipping crew recruitment and management, shipping
agency, marine education and training, ship repairs, marine surveys and
Seatrade team visits Sri Lanka
The Seatrade team is scheduled to be in Sri Lanka on July 10-11 for
an international conference. A number of renowned Speakers have
committed to discuss Sri Lanka’s port developments and related
There will be 20 international speakers from across eight countries
who has already committed to the speaker line-up as part of the
high-level conference that will examine Sri Lanka’s new maritime
infrastructure and commanding position as a transhipment hub. The key
speakers represent all corners of transshipment, from logistics,
government, finance, ports, legal to specialist consultants.
The team of Speakers include Sri Lanka Ports Authority, HSBC, India •
Mercantile Management Ltd, Sri Lanka, Ras Laffan Port, Qatar, URS Scott
Wilson, Sri Lanka, Control Risks, UK, Holman, Fenwick and Willan, UAE •
Colombo Dockyard Plc, Sri Lanka • BBC Chartering and Logistics GmbH &
Co, Germany, Standard Chartered Bank, Sri Lanka, Maersk Lanka PVT Ltd,
Sri Lanka, Identec Solutions, Germany, Asia Shippers Council and
Shippers Academy, Sri Lanka, GHK Economic and Management Consultants,
Hong Kong, Control Risks, UAE.
There will be a host of speakers who will be present at the
conference which is to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo from July
The conference will be an unprecedented opportunity to meet the key
officials behind Sri Lanka’s new port and logistics developments and
gain critical business and commercial intelligence through a high-level
two-day conference and exhibition. It’s the perfect mix of networking
with governmental decision makers, trade policy makers, investment
promotion agencies and private sector partners, alongside an exchange of
critical business information.