Rapid repairs are essential whenever a vessel is damaged in service. With the damaged vessels out of commission, all other work may often be delayed. This may well lead to enormous financial losses for owners and shipping companies due to late delivery and the lack of suitable vessels. At the LINDENAU yards, rapid repairs are one of our specialities. The decisive factors that make this possible are our enormous flexibility and a perfectly coordinated team of experts.
Lock gate collision
The incident took place on the way to an assignment: On 17.1.2015, the ‘RED 7 ALLIANCE’ collided with one of the lock gates while entering the Kiel Canal and damaged her bulbous bow so seriously that immediate repairs were essential. Instead of continuing her journey to the Baltic, where the diving support ship was expected for work on an offshore wind farm, her first port of call was the floating dock of the LINDENAU shipyard.
Spontaneous response by the LINDENAU yards
Repairs on the vessel were taken in hand as soon as she docked. After two weeks, the crew of the ‘RED 7 ALLIANCE’ breathed a collective sigh of relief – the damage was quickly repaired and their ship could continue her journey.