Sealift Inc. Oyster Bay, N.Y., recently had its containership Edward A Carter Jr retrofitted at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. The 40,085 gt containership entered the yard on Jan. 31 to begin what would be a 45-day repair period.

The Edward A Carter Jr drydocked for a period of 19 days, where major works such as hull treatment, ballast water treatment (BWT) plant installation, propulsion repairs and steel renewals were carried out. During the docking period, the yard completed an extensive hull treatment scope where a total area of 14,200 m2 was blasted and 16,162 m2 was painted.

To complete the installation of the BWT plant, GBSL renewed, fabricated and installed piping, cables and various equipment specific to the plant. The propeller blades on a one-off 55-ton fixed propeller were removed and refitted followed by a cosmetic polish and NDT examination on the blades.

Grand Bahama Shipyard completed steel renewals at various locations including the main deck and hatch covers. The yard provided a list of routine general services to ensure the safe and successful execution of the full repair project.