We did a full term survey of the Kapua recently. The Kapua is a 44m dredger and former ferry based in Auckland. She is primarily used for dredging sand and sediment or carrying aggregate to her owners’ depot, travelling across the Hauraki Gulf to Whangarei and back.
Our maritime surveys – always performed by qualified surveyors, meeting top notch standards – cover inspection of the structure of the vessel, the machinery on board, as well as its equipment (such as navigational), as well as inspecting the general condition of the boat or ship.
On the Kapua, following a thorough survey, we put in all new shaft bearings from Thordon XL and added new stainless liners on three shafts. We conducted a valve survey, did small repairs on hull plates, cut out the internal hopper sides and welded in 75 metres of new 20mm steel plate. We carried out a blast and repaint of her underwater sides and topside and sent the Kapua away strong and reliable.