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Greek Dry Bulk Vessel "ZOGRAFIA" Repaired at Suez Naval Shipyard

Sun 28 Jan 2024 | 08:25 PM
Taarek Refaat

Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority announced Sunday, the completion of the necessary repair and maintenance work for the Greek dry bulk ship “ZOGRAFIA” at the Suez Marine Shipyard.

Rabie explained that the ship resumed its journey through the Suez Canal as part of the north convoy, after the representative of the Japanese Supervisory Authority approved all maintenance and repair work carried out by the arsenal, and ensured their conformity with international standards.

The Chairman of the Authority indicated that the urgent repair program included replacing and changing some parts of the ship’s hull, and replacing damaged iron in the cargo holds, in addition to carrying out some repairs to the main stabilization pipes, and other repairs to the hydraulic control pipes, in record time within only 4 days.

Rabie affirmed the authority’s constant readiness to cooperate with its customers, including shipping lines and agencies, to reduce the impact of the current conditions in the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandab, by providing all necessary navigational services and repair and maintenance services that transiting ships may need in the event of breakdowns or emergency situations.

In the same context, the 55,000-ton floating dock at the Suez Naval Shipyard received the Liberian-flagged fuel tanker “CORAL I” to complete the maintenance and repair work necessary to renew seaworthiness certificates.

The tanker “CORAL I” is 248 meters long, 43 meters wide, and has a total tonnage of about 58,500 tons, owned by Saud Shipping.

This tanker is the third fuel tanker received by the floating dock during the past three months, as among them were the fuel tankers “ASTARI I” and “ATHINEA” in one of the largest maintenance and repair operations carried out by the company throughout its history.