Taking any vessel into dry dock to perform critical repairs or planned refurbishment is a big undertaking. For a large container ship the process can involve unloading, storing and reloading up to 18,000 containers in addition to any work that needs to be performed. Trident, a Wärtsilä company, solves this problem by providing innovative underwater services for propulsion, hull and machinery repair, as well as overhauls and maintenance.
Although there is no shortage of underwater service companies in Dubai, Trident is the only one that can undertake technical repairs in addition to standard ship husbandry. So when the MSC Paris needed a thruster hub overhaul, Hamburg-based ship management company Hammonia Reederei turned to Trident. “We knew and trusted Trident’s capabilities and expertise from previous repair projects, so it was only natural we turned to them when the MSC Paris needed an overhaul,” explains Christian Letzner, Fleet Manager at Hammonia Reederei. “There is no other diving company in Dubai or Fujairah that can perform this type of repair and with Trident we knew we were in safe hands.