Underwater stern tube seal repair vital for tanker in Algeciras

img2Hydrex, an underwater ship repair and maintenance solution provider, repaired an underwater stern tube seal on a tanker in Algeciras last month

The ship suffered from an oil leak and no drydock was available nearby. Using one of the company’s flexible mobdocks, the divers replaced the damaged seals underwater.

This saved the owner a further expensive and time-consuming trip to drydock.

An underwater inspection revealed that a rope had been tangled around the assembly. This had damaged the seals and caused oil leakage. Working with the OEM allowed Hydrex to remove the damaged seals and replace them with new ones.

A technician of the seal manufacturer was also present during the operation.

Hydrex organised everything from start to finish for the owner. He did not have to worry about making any arrangements for the repair. After the seals had been successfully replaced, he could sail his vessel to her next stop free of oil leaks.

The company has developed a flexible mobdock repair method that enables all types and sizes of shaft seals to be replaced underwater. It allows ship owners to keep their vessels sailing, saving valuable time and money

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