Emergency repairs were required on a General Cargo Ship that was damaged on the starboard bow shell plating upon its arrival at the Sorel dock.
Our initial task was to perform temporary repairs on the damaged area of the ship, approx. 20′ (6.1 m) long x 16′ (4.9 m) high. The opening was closed with a doubler plate to allow the vessel to proceed on schedule to the Great Lakes for discharging and loading before her return to Montreal for permanent repairs.
At that time we were ready to install the newly prefabricated, complex (double radius) shell sections which were assembled in two (2) large pieces complete with brackets and framing as well as the lower section of the “frog-eye”. The total weight was 40 000 pounds (18 144 kg) and was successfully installed within 7 days to the full satisfaction of all concerned.