SHIP HUSBANDRY

Our ship husbandry services include inspections, repairs, hull cleaning, and propeller polishing. Since a ship owner is often unable to observe the actual condition of the below-water portion of his vessel between dry-dockings, he may not know the true condition of his vessel or what damage may be present.

Sailfast Marine & Logistics Ltd can avoid that by providing professional husbandry services at ports and terminals around the world. These services include:

  • Crew Handing
  • Crew Welfare
  • Spare Clearance and delivery
  • Inward & Outward Clearance
  • Liaison with Local Authorities
  • Follow-Up activities with workshops, contractors, etc.
  • Bunker fuels and lubricants
  • Communication Assistance

We have excellent relations with suppliers and port & immigration authorities around the world, ensuring that clients needs are given preference where you go.

  • Documented Ship Inspection

Our divers are well aware of the many problems that can plague a vessel and are able to accurately document a vessel’s condition and provide a full written report accompanied by digital video and/or digital still photography.

  • Underwater Repairs & Maintenance

If repairs or maintenance are warranted, performing such tasks underwater can often be far more economical than dry-docking. Some of the services that we provide include rudder and propeller maintenance, sacrificial anode replacement, underwater cutting and welding, repairs within sea chests, and transducer removal and replacement.

  • Propeller Polishing & Hull Cleaning

The most common response to hull and/or propeller fouling is to increase the RPMs of the engine to compensate for the reduction in performance caused by marine fouling.

This has the effect on not only increasing fuel consumption but also increasing the wear on the engine and related components and, in turn, reducing the service life of such equipment.

Our propeller polishing and hull cleaning services often pay for themselves within the first voyage after such service due to a significant decrease in overall fuel consumption. This is especially true in the current economic climate where petroleum prices have increased substantially.