Hull structure surveys, as well as corresponding visual inspections, measurements and tests, are frequent tasks carried out by the UXO Marine team. We check the technical condition of the hulls, analyze the thickness of the outer hull plating to finally assess whether the vessel meets the safety requirements in terms of construction, maneuverability or water protection. If structural damage or corrosion is identified, we determine the scope of repair. After the technical inspection of the hull, UXO Marine prepares documentation and a report of the performed activities, as well as a sketch of repairs, if any.
SHIP HULL CLEANING
Cleaning of ship hull, removal of external coating, repair and maintenance of its surface are among the compulsory activities included in the calendar of ship owners and shipyards.
Cleanliness of the ship’s hull not only translates into efficiency, reduced operating costs and lower fuel consumption, but also has a real impact on the marine environment by reducing the phenomenon of biofouling – the overgrowth of those parts of the ship (and the transfer of aquatic invasive species) that come into direct contact with water. Cleaning of ship hulls prolongs the life of the vessel. As we have seen more than once.
Old coatings of paint, covering the surface of the hull, peel and crack. Therefore surface treatment is necessary, but at the same time it generates a lot of hazardous waste (removal of old paint layers and impurities). Uxo Marine carries out regular refurbishment work on contract, cleaning ship hulls so they can be covered with new paint or antifouling coating.
extension of vessel life
reduction of biofouling
reduction of operating costs
real impact on the marine environment
The technical performance of all propulsion components of a vessel translates directly into safety on the water. UXO Marine performs periodic inspections of propellers (affecting the speed and direction of movement of the vessel), confirming them with appropriate documents.
UNDERWATER CUTTING AND WELDING
Underwater cutting and welding works are carried out with welding equipment always in accordance with the procedures and the highest safety rules.