Oceanic Vega - Annual Inspection of Cranes & Davits

Americas: Stowen Inc recently became approved service providers to Malin Ship Repair & Dry Dock, Galveston Texas.  Following on from acceptance of the MSA with Malin, Stowen were awarded a contract to carry out the annual inspections and recertification of cranes, hoisting and rigging equipment on board the Oceanic Vega

The intention of the inspection was to ensure that equipment used for lifting operations are safe and fit for further service. This is process is supported by the relevant paperwork in accordance with the pertinent regulations.  The annual inspection was carried out to SI2307, SI2306 L.O.L.E.R. 1998 requirements.

The value of the Stowen approach to inspection and Integrity was again quickly realized and utilized by the client, with additional work scopes added.  The initial requirement was to complete the annual inspections on the port and starboard ship to ship deck cranes, the gantry crane and the stern telescoping utility Pal finger crane.  With the proactive and client focused approach of Stowen the Vessels captain and chief engineer where quick to add additional work scopes

Our aim during such inspections is not only to ensure compliance to current legislation but to provide our client with comprehensive safety documentation, future recommendations and to reduce the risk of premature failure resulting in expensive down time and repair

On Completion of all inspections the reports were available via the Stowen Inspection Reporting Intelligence System Portal

The success of the project has already lead to further and significant future works

We would like to extend our thanks to all personnel on site for their help and assistance during the work scopes.  We look forward to working with Malin Ship Repair and Dry Dock & the Oceanic Vega team in the future

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