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Ship Repair & Conversion
Irving Shipbuilding Repairs Wide Selection
Irving Shipbuilding's ship repair facilities in Nova
Scotia, Canada at Halifax Shipyard and Dartmouth
Marine Slips have been very active during the last few months.
The yard has attained a variety of work involving containerships, RoRos, OSVs, tugs and Government vessels. M/V Sanderling, M/V Caribou and M/V Fines were noted as receiving steelwork and blast and paint- ing, while AHTS and OSVs Hebron Sea, Riverton,
Tignish Sea, Highlander Sea and Venture Sea were scheduled for maintenance as well.
Halifax Shipyard recently undocked passenger RoRo ferry — Princess Acadia. Able to hold 650 passengers, the ferry had been at the yard for 15 days undergoing repairs on its funnel deck and had its CP propeller blades removed for inspection and change. Mainte- nance was also completed on the vessel's bow thruster and blast and paint was done on the car deck and out- side hull. During that time, valves were also inspected, as were most of the tanks in the vessel.
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Cenal Repairs Bulk Carriers
This past year, Cenal Shipyard had the opportunity to repair bulk carriers M/V Tinnes and M/V Kari Arnhild, both owned by Aboitiz Jebsen Shipmanagement
Bergen. The second vessel of the pair left Cenal's
Alkor Shiprepair yard on February 13.
Founded in 1989 in Gdansk, Poland, Alkor provides repairs, conversions, maintenance and check-ups of coastal and oceangoing vessels. Equipped with two floating drydocks with 8,00 tons and 2,500 tons, the yard is capable of servicing vessels measuring 509 ft.(155 m) and 276 ft. (84 m).
Alkor also provides steel renewal, anticorrosive treatment, and all system and engine repairs.
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Main Particulars - M/V Tinnes
Length, o.a. ... 387 ft. (1I7.9 m)
Breadth 67 ft. (20.5 m)
Depth 36 ft. (II m)
Main engine Stork Werkspoor Diesel
Main Particulars M/V Kari Arnhild
Length, (o.a.) 486 ft. (148 m)
Breadth 67 ft. (20.5 m)
Depth 42 ft. (12.8 m)
Main engine Two Wartsila diesel engines
P t control anywhere from stem to stern
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