Geo Ocean III

5-year Special Survey for Geo Ocean III

March 2024
Ship name
Geo Ocean III
Ship type
Offshore Support Vessel
Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen
Tasks performed for this project

The offshore survey vessel Geo Ocean III recently docked at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV) for a 5-year special survey. The work scope was diverse, requiring a range of mechanical works and painting to take place simultaneously.

Time is of the essence

“The most significant challenge in this project was time,” states Project Manager Maarten Oele. “The vessel arrived on 13 March and needed to be out of drydock no later than 29 March, giving us just 16 days. However, we pulled out all the stops, including having two teams on the job so work could take place round the clock. Thanks to everyone’s hard work and dedication, we managed to complete the job as expected.”

Broad scope

During the docking, DSV cropped the vessel’s obsolete firefighting system, creating additional space in the ER for crew to perform maintenance. The system became obsolete due to the vessel’s change of purpose. The yard also carried out maintenance to the fresh water tanks, repainting them and providing a fresh coating.

Another task carried out was the cleaning of the HVAC systemin the accommodation to help ensure a pleasant working environment for the crew. DSV also conducted maintenance of the vessel’s survey equipment, renewing antennae, and measuring devices.

One of the most significant tasks undertaken during the project was the overhaul of the vessel’s thrusters, for which Damen provided support to contractor Kongsberg. The thrusters were removed from the vessel and taken to the workshop where new bearing seals and shafts were fitted.

First time client

The arrival of the Geo Ocean III in Vlissingen marked the first time the vessel’s owner, Belgium-based GEOxyz, has docked one of its vessels at the Vlissingen yard

DSV Commercial Manager Jeroen Schotel: “We were very happy to welcome Geo Ocean III to Damen. We’re always up for a challenge at DSV and this project, with its tight timeframe, certainly gave us something to get stuck into! Additionally, we’re always pleased when we can support a locally based client. We are grateful to GEOxyz for placing their trust in us and look forward to further building our relationship in the future.”

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