One of the most important aspects of maritime shipment facilitation is managing ship maintenance and repairs. Buying and selling a vessel is a major investment, and it should be kept in a top-notch state during its lifespan to ensure minimal loss of value when it comes to selling it off again.
Maintaining the state of the ship is a prolonged mechanical process that helps guarantee the vessel remains afloat and working.
A ship has numerous small, large, and complex machinery, both internal and external that needs constant maintenance for its prolonged longevity. Investing in a properly functioning ship is pivotal to make the transaction profitable.
Most importantly, conserving the ship’s engines and mechanical systems to ensure its smooth-running is of utmost significance. This is especially true with regards to the submerged areas of the vessel.
For example, if during a routine underwater inspection, a noticeable anomaly was spotted, it would be very important to remedy the problem immediately. Failure to do so could allow for more serious damages to form. Consider a small crack in the propeller was seen during this inspection. Because of the nature of a working propeller, this cracks it sure to grow over time. This could result in cavitation, vibrations, and increased fuel consumption. All of which eventually result in less optimal performance.
However, if repairs to the crack continued to be ignored, it may start to propagate, tearing open the propeller material… This may start to cause major a misbalance in the pressure distribution of the propeller to lead to complete engine overload.
Engine overload means overheating and seizing. Engine seizure means your ship is dead in the water. Good luck trying to sell your ship now!
This is why opting for underwater ship repair is instrumental in vessel maintenance. It is a proven and cost-effective method that allows the ship to continue its loading operations so that it can sail on time.
In the above scenario, a diver could easily have addressed the initial crack damage by blunting stopping, or griding. Quite a small and simple solution and completely eliminating further propagation and potential catastrophe.
What are the benefits of ship maintenance planning to consider?
- Ship-value can be protected and restored.
- Professional maintenance-services can be acquired.
- Ship’s life can be enhanced.
- Technical specifications of ships can be easily maintained.
- Unwanted accidents or emergencies can be avoided.
- A ship can be utilized at their optimum level.
- Ship’s productivity can be protected.
- Ship-parts can be managed, integrated and maintained well.
- Premium-cost on ship-protection insurance can be reduced.
- Repairing or replacement expenses can be minimized.
Thai Subsea’s commercial diving services extend far beyond standard underwater cleaning and maintenance inspection services. They routinely identify problems and deliver solutions to their valued clients.
Contact us today to reduce high costs associated with random and unforeseen ship failures.