Great Lakes Shipyard wraps up winter work

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APRIL 16, 2014 — Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio, reports that its winter layup season work is wrapping up.

Repair work took place on the American Steamship Company's M/V Sam Laud, Grand River Navigation's M/V Manitowoc, Interlake Steamship Company's articulated tug-barge Dorothy Ann and Pathfinder, McKeil Marine's tugs Leonard M and Huron Spirit, and Ryba Marine's tug Kathy Lynn and barge OBE 185.

The vessels were berthed in the yard for planned repairs and routine maintenance, as well as various inspections and miscellaneous renewals. The shipyard says that the brutal winter made the effort a real challenge, but all work was completed safely, promptly and in a quality manner.

Great Lakes Shipyard also completed industrial maintenance and winter repairs at Cleveland Bulk Terminal. That work included rebuilding one of the facility's field conveyor hoppers. Carmeuse Lime & Stone operates the port-owned Cleveland Bulk Terminal, handling iron ore and limestone that arrive by ship from other Great Lakes ports.

The shipyard's current order book includes drydocking and overhaul of the Great Lakes Towing Company's tugs Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and California. In addition, the shipyard was recently awarded a contract to perform drydocking and repairs on the USCG Cutter Biscayne Bay, to commence in May.