MSC Monterey won’t go to ship repair yard, all repairs to be made on site
NSB in its’ latest press-release dated Jan 3 14 said that all the required repairs will be carried out on site, i.e. vessel won’t go to ship repair yard after vessel reach Boston and offload the containers on board, and will go on with sailings as per charter party with MSC. NSB wrote:
“After inspection of the crack on the main deck and the outer hull and comprehensive ultrasonic testings all experts consider the cause of the crack to be a defect welding seam.
Adverse weather conditions at the coast of Newfoundland of currently well below 0 C make repair procedures somewhat difficult. Repairs will be carried out by a Canadian expert company with many experiences in this field and will probably take 7 days. A representative of Germanischer Lloyd will supervise works on-site.
After completion of works MSC MONTEREY will continue her voyage as part of her charter for MSC probably on January 11, 2014.
Until the completion of repairs the vessel will stay anchored in St. Mary’s Bay at a sheltered location in the south of Newfoundland. The crack on the main deck and the outer hull is unchanged. It measures 1.5 meters on the main deck which extends for approximately 30 centimeters into the outer hull.”