Sinochem Shipping, China Places Confidence in Colombo Dockyard

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Sinochem Shipping Co. Ltd (Hainan) Owned Tanker SC Hong Kong Drydocking and Layup Repairs Completed Successfully

Sinochem Shipping Co. Ltd, (Hainan) owned and Aoxing Ship Management (Shanghai) Ltd managed Tanker SC Hong Kong called Colombo Dockyard for drydocking and lay up repairs. This was the first experience for Sinochem Shipping in Colombo. Sinochem group, China is fortune 500 company with more than 300 subsidiaries inside and outside China.

Aoxing Ship Management (Shanghai) Ltd, China managed MT. SC Hong Kong (DWT: 22,100, LOA:159.60 M, Beam: 23.00 M) called in for drydock repairs during Mid July 2016. The Chemical carrier trading in the regional waters selected Colombo as the repair centre for her CAP survey requirements.

The business had been secured as a result of the proven track record of Colombo Dockyard as a reliable shipyard which delivers quality repairs with focus on timely completion. Owners / managers were confident of stemming the vessel to Colombo, given Colombo’s wide experience on tanker repairs.

During this call the vessel was accommodated in Drydock No. 1A+1B (30,000 DWT) which is ideally suited to handle medium size tankers, dredgers and container carriers among other types of vessels.

Yard teams worked in a focused approach to ensure that the vessel was re-delivered to on schedule to meet her next loading port in Far East.

The major repair scope during this call consisted of CAP (Condition Assessment Programme) survey requirements, main deck conduit lines, chain locker steel renewal of approx. 5 tons were renewed. Routine drydocking related repairs were carried out.

The strategic geographical location of Colombo Dockyard, close to the main sea routes, while being located inside the port of Colombo itself minimised any down time for the managers as she was received directly in to yard repair berth soon upon completing her cargo discharging in one of the Indian coastal ports.
Colombo’s professional approach and flexibility of service was appreciated by the Owners/ Managers, as the repair project was re-delivered on schedule meeting owner’s requirements. The project team was headed by Ship Manager Mr. D S Arangala who was well supported by all production departments in redelivering this project.

The owner’s interests were looked after by Mr Zang Yingui – Technical Manager, Mr.Tang Jian –Technical Superintendent and Mr. OM Prakash, Technical Superintendent. The repairs were carried out meeting the Lloyd Register class society requirements. M/s. Prudential Shipping Ltd. handled the local husbanding work smoothly.