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Ship Repairs


Although a relatively newcomer to the ship repair fraternity, it did not take long before the Ship Repair Division of Sandock Austral Shipyards established itself as one of the major role players in the port of Durban. The strength of the division can undoubtedly be attributed to the qualifications and experience of its senior managers and associated with this a well trained and stable workforce. The division also enjoys the services, support and back up of the company's renowned Ship Building Division.

Blasting and Coating
Sandock Austral Shipyards offers the following services:

  • Blasting and Priming of new steel plates and sections
  • Grit and Ultra High Pressure Water Blasting
  • High Pressure Water Washing
  • Standard and Silicone Hull Treatment application
  • Tank cleaning and disposal of slops

  • Dry-Docking
    Sandock Austral Shipyards utilizes the National Port Authority's facilities in conjunction with its ship repair services. The National Ports Authority operates the following ship repair facilities in the Port of Durban. The Prince Edward Graving dock can be divided into two compartments of 206,9m and 138,68m. The graving dock can be emptied in four hours. Five electric cranes service this dock with capacities ranging from 1 x 50t with a 10t attached, 1 x 24t, 1 x 15t, 1 x 10t, 2 x 8t.

    Prince Edward Graving Dock:
  • Overall docking length 352,04m
  • Length on keel blocks 327,66m
  • Length on bottom 352,04m
  • Width at entrance on top 33,52m
  • Inner dock 138,68m
  • Outer dock 206,9m
  • Depth at entrance 11m

  • Electrical Services
  • Rewinding of all sizes of electrical motors and alternators
  • Dynamic balancing of rotors
  • Instrumentation repair and calibration
  • General on-board electrical repairs
  • Fault finding and diagnostic surveys

  • Pipe Replacement
  • Pipe fabrication in Carbon and Stainless Steel, Copper, Yorcalbro and CuNiFe
  • All pipe work is carried out by qualified coded pipe welders to procedures endorsed by Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register of Shipping , American Bureau of Shipping, Germanisher Lloyed, DNV, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai and other major classification societies

    The Subhiksha is a very large offshore tug that had extensive fire damage to the engine room. The crippled tug had its engine foom, machinery and electrical works totally guttered.

    Africa Mercy is a 152m x23, 7m vessel originally built as a rail ferry and converted to a hospital ship. The vessel can carry 474 crew and 1724mV/3 of cargo with 6 operating theatres and 78 paitent beds.

    Save our Seas is a privately owned research vessel that conducts dive work, underwater photography and videographer on different dive sites around the world. The yacht required an increase to its crew capacity and the owners facilities needed to be upgraded.

    International Agents

    Euploia Drydocks & Services Ltd is a well-established company of highly experienced and qualified managers in the Marine Services, specializing in Ship Repairs and Conversions.
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    ESKO Marine Trading
    ESKO Marine Trading Ltd Co is a privately owned company having its head office in Istanbul Turkey.The company was set up to serve the needs of the growing Shipping Industry in Turkey as well as all around the world.
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    Our expert team is ready to analyse and assist. We provide a complete in house Marine Solutions through our Ship Building, Ship Repair, Naval Maintenance , Mechanical and fabrication and Oil & Gas departments. Our yard is ISO 9001-2015 certified and has a Level 2 BBBEE Rating.

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