Gibdock Greek repair job

02 Jun 2014
Gibdock offers comprehensive repair, maintenance and conversion in its three dry docks ranging in length from 154 to 272m

Gibdock offers comprehensive repair, maintenance and conversion in its three dry docks ranging in length from 154 to 272m

Gibraltar’s repair specialist, Gibdock has completed its first shiprepair project for Tsakos Shipping & Trading, one of Greece’s leading ship owners.

The Gibraltar yard undertook damage repairs to the 221m long, 2824 teu capacity containership, Irene’s Rainbow, which is part of the 70 strong vessel fleet operated by the Tsakos Columbia Ship Management (TCM) joint venture.

Gibdock managing director, Richard Beards, said that the company is targeting the Greek market as one with considerable potential for the future.

“We are receiving more enquires from Greek owners for a mix of vessel types, and we are optimistic that these enquiries will translate into some firm projects later this year”, he said.

The scope of repair work undertaken to Irene’s Rainbow included steel hatch cover repairs, which consisted of the renewal of a damaged top plate. In addition, the yard carried out non-destructive testing, as required by Class, including hatch internal stiffening and preservation works.

According to Mr Beards, Gibdock’s geographic location was a factor in the contract being awarded to Gibdock, along with its reputation for professionalism.

Gibdock offers comprehensive repair, maintenance and conversion in its three dry docks ranging in length from 154 to 272m.

Tsakos Columbia Ship Management (TCM) provides management, operation and crewing services for a diversified marine fleet consisting of tanker, container and dry cargo vessels. Its fleet includes a wide range of tankers, from small product carriers to VLCCs, container vessels up to 5,000 teu capacity and bulk carriers up to 180,000 dwt.

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