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South Sea Slipway Records Vessel Increase

  There were 35 vessels serviced at the South Sea slipway from January to May this year. This was confirmed by the manager slipway Parmendra Sami. Speaking to the Fiji
08 Jun 2016 10:00
South Sea Slipway Records Vessel Increase
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There were 35 vessels serviced at the South Sea slipway from January to May this year. This was confirmed by the manager slipway Parmendra Sami.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun, Mr Sami said this was an increase of 5 percent compared to last year’s figures.

He also gave a breakdown of the vessels that were serviced at the slipway:

n  2 percent leisure vessels

n 95 percent fishing vessels

n 3 percent catamaran vessels

Mr Sami said the works carried out depend on what is required by the vessel.

“A vessel Winning 6 went up the slipway on May 25 and was de-slipped on May 30. We had to carry out underwater works on the vessel, these includes removal of the rudder blade, stock and bearing for servicing and install back, renew stock, ramp and seals as required, remove and service sea- suction valves, cut out, insert and weld plates on hull and water blasting.”

He said another vessel that is currently serviced at the slipway is the MV Bel’mare which is owned by Adrenalin Water Sports Fiji.

 

Mr Sami said underwater works carried out

include:

n remove tail shafts

n propellers and re-new bearings

n straighten and polish propellers and

n Renew tail shaft bearing and seals.

“This vessel will be de-slipped to the water on June 11,” he added.

He added that so far their services are going well and they always make sure that works are done accurately and for the vessel to be de-slipped as soon as possible.

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