Detyens Shipyards Refits 465-Foot Bulk Carrier

Detyens Shipyards, Inc., Charleston, S.C., recently completed a 55-day major refit of the 465-foot, ice-class bulk carrier Eagle.

The renewal of the 15,850-dwt Eagle, operated out of the Port of Savannah, Ga., by Colonial Marine Industries, Inc., involved the structural repair of major ice damage to her bow, midship regions, stern and transom, along with structural modifications to the bulwark and forecastle, an 8-foot steel plate extension to the forepeak, installation of recessed anchor pockets, and complete repainting.

The overall refit consisted of the cropping and renewal, and fabrication and installation of 175 tons of steel plate. Of this total, 65 tons of 1-inch plate were fabricated into the bow and forepeak, and 110 tons of 3/4-inch doubler plate and anglebar stiffeners were placed along the 350-foot midship regions—port and starboard. The extensive modifications and repairs will allow the M/V Eagle to service ports in extreme conditions.

The Eagle was serviced by about 100 Detyens employees, working two shifts for 55 days.

Detyens Shipyards has on average 300 employees, with a 450-foot, 10,000-dwt-capacity drydock, five piers, an enclosed work area of 50,000 square feet, a pier crane capacity of 25 tons and a floating crane capacity of 80 tons.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 27,  Feb 1991

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