The vessel, a bulk carrier, is equipped with 4 Liebherr Cranes CBW 32(40)/28LS. During the previous cargo operation, a radio remote controlled grab, make Kocata Guven, model KC 16.0CBM got heavily damaged. ALATS was called to carry out steel repairs on board, whilst the vessel was anchored at Singapore Anchorage
The job was to fair, crop and replace damaged portions of bottom scoop lips and scoop stiffener brackets. The scoop lips are Hardox 400 material, which requires a special technique to fair and straighten, with which ALATAS grab specialists are very familiar with.
The job was carried out in time & budget, working around the clock.
Vessel with grabs
All scoop lips and bracket badly damaged in accident
Grab no 4 moved to main deck
Crop damage scoop bracket
Make template scoop bracket and fabricate6 no's scoop bracket
Straighten both damage bottom scoop lips by hydraulic jack and acetylene flare
Using I beam to straighten both damaged bottom scoop lips
Fitting all scoop bracket and tag weld
Full welding of scoop bracket
Test grab and acceptance of grab repair by Superintendent