Bulk Carrier Karnataka Undergoes Repairs, Modernization At HUD

The bulk carrier Karnataka, owned by Mogul Line of Bombay, India, recently received major steel renewals involving approximately 370 tons of fabricated steel in four main areas, and modernization at Hongkong United Dockyards (HUD).

The structure in the upper wing tanks was almost totally renewed, including bottom plating, webs and bulkheads framing with a new steel of approximately 295 tons.

Renewals to the fore peak internals involved approximately 13 tons of new steel and repairs to side shell damage 23 tons.

Double bottom renewals — floors, girders, webs — made up the rest of the 370 tons of new steel.

The Karnataka was also fitted with a new sewage treatment plant to bring her up to date with current legislation, and her oily water separation was modified by HUD to conform to the latest IMO regulations. One of the generators was stripped down and a new crankshaft fitted, reassembled, and tested.

The ship was docked for three days in Whampoa for painting. All upper wing tank internals were grit blasted and coal tar epoxy paint applied. The Karnataka completed special survey on all hull and machinery items and was at HUD for a total of 42 days, sailing one day ahead of the scheduled completion date.

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