Mississippi Marine Proves Its Strength On Mammoth Repair Job

Mississippi Marine, a Greenville based shipyard and repair facility, demonstrated its lift strength, length capabilities and drydocking expertise recently for the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers. The job was to drydock and repair the 279- foot-long dredge Jadwin.

This was no small task as the entire hull of the Jadwin had to be lifted out of the water according to ABS and USCG regulations. Mississippi Marine lifted the Jadwin easily by using its 2,500-ton 218- foot-long drydock.

Once out of the water numerous repairs were performed consisting of removing and reinstalling rudders and propellers; welding and gouging cracks in tunnels and replacing tunnel plate; cleaning and painting the sea chest; boring the two struts; re-cladding shafts; replacing port and starboard strut bearings and additional welding, sandblasting and painting as required.

Despite extensive repairs the work was completed well within the time frame set by the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 16,  Aug 1984

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