The gas carrier Coral Medusa, owned and operated by the Anthony Veder Group, has completed her intermediate survey at Damen Shiprepair Harlingen. The intermediate survey was scheduled and executed while the ship was under gas vapours from her last cargo. Damen Shiprepair & Conversion was able to offer three locations, Flushing, Schiedam and Harlingen, that are certified to repair gas tankers which are not gas-free. Harlingen had immediate availability so the Coral Medusa docked on 19 July.
In addition to the survey, repairs were undertaken on the Van der Velden Marine Systems rudder, hub, and propeller shaft. The liners of the tail shaft were also replaced and while in dock the vessel took the opportunity to have its corporate livery repainted. The work was undertaken within two weeks, thanks to the rapid response of the team at the Damen group subsidiary Van der Velden Marine Systems and to the fact that Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a number of yards equipped to support gas tankers with cargo onboard.
The Rotterdam-based Anthony Veder Group has been in business for nearly 80 years and specialises in the operation of gas carriers. Its 30-strong fleet is capable of carrying a range of products. The Coral Medusa is a 4000 CBM, semi pressurised / fully refrigerated gas carrier, 118 metres in length. She carries LPG and operates in the waters of north west Europe.
Remko Kloos, Manager HR (marine) at Anthony Veder Group, commented: “We were very happy with the cooperation shown by the Damen team, both with the vessel manager and the crew. Even though it was the summer holidays they showed a great work ethos and when some technical problems arose they were very keen to help solve them. This was our first experience with Damen Shiprepair Harlingen, and we are very impressed.”
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 15 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.