Due to continual reliability problems, age and availability of spares, the owner decided to replace all three of the vessels main diesel generators.
A refit period was not due and the vessel was committed to a long term charter, therefore in order to keep the vessel trading the re-engining programme was carried out with the vessel in service between Houston, U.S.A. and Cartagena, Columbia.
This project was logistically and operationally extremely challenging and invloved meticulous planning and was carried out under very difficult working conditions. Despite the not inconsiderable challenges, the project was a resounding success and achieved at a fraction of the cost of taking the vessel off hire.
The project involved: