Grand Bahamas Shipyard completes major steel renewal project

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Over 100 tons of steel renewal was carried out over a four-week period

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) has recently completed major steel renewal work on StarBulk’s 93,186 gt bulk carrier, Star Janni.

With a close proximity to the U.S. East Coast, as well as being a drydocking center, the shipyard is a major Caribbean alongside repair destination.

The work on the Star Janni was carried out at its North Beach facility. One of the yard’s three wet berths, with an overall length of 321 meters, the 28,750 square meter wharf has a water depth of 14 meters and is equipped with cranes which have a maximum capacity of 64 tonne. It is capable of berthing some of the largest seagoing vessels.

GBSL completed over 100 tons of steel renewal on board Star Janni. The repairs consisted of crop and renewal of damaged areas located on the port and starboard side of the vessel, and were carried out over a period of four weeks.

Within the first three months of 2021, GBSL reports that the range of wet berth work it has carried out has included steel repairs, hull treatment scopes, propulsion work, ballast water treatment installations and in-water surveys.

Star Janni alongside at the shipyard’s North Beach wet berth
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