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Cruise Shipping

ubsea Global Solutions has underwater fleet maintenance contracts (circa 200+ cruise vessels) with all major cruise lines, supporting their fleets on a global scale under fixed, lump-sum pricing structures.

In a year marked by hurricanes, wildfires, and the worst public health crisis the world has experienced in over 100 years, we have seen the cruise industry and the associated communities challenged in ways we could have never imagined.

The reality of 2020 and first half of 2021 sits in stark contrast to the year that immediately preceded it. In 2019, the global cruise industry welcomed nearly 30 million passengers, creating jobs for 1.8 million people around the world and contributing over $154 billion to the global economy. With this growth came increased recognition of cruising as one of the best ways to experience the world, and this industry was focused on achieving previously unthinkable milestones to pave the path for a brighter and more sustainable future.

Following the global pause in cruise operations in mid-March 2020, cruises resumed sailing in parts of Europe, Asia and the South Pacific beginning in July 2020. Despite a challenging period in 2020-2021 YTD, there is reason for hope and optimism heading into 2022.

According to CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association);

a) 74% of cruisers are likely to cruise again in the next few years

b) 2 out of 3 cruisers are willing to cruise within a year

c) 58% of international vacationers who have never cruised are likely to cruise in the next few years

With an orderbook of 100+ new ships that are scheduled to be delivered (though slippages would be expected) through 2027, the cruise industry is expected to recover eventually and bounce back to its glorious days once again.

Subsea Global Solutions has underwater fleet maintenance contracts (circa 200+ cruise vessels) with all major cruise lines, supporting their fleets on a global scale under fixed, lump-sum pricing structures. In addition to regular hull and propeller maintenance which helps them to save on fuel costs, we regularly perform repair jobs on tunnel thrusters, stabilizer fins, propulsion systems, rudders, and shell plates.

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Case Studies

Hull Breach on Tanker

During cargo operations, a submerged pile pierced through the hull. SGS worked together with owner and class to develop repair plan that included the design and installation of an engineered cofferdam.

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Offshore Oil & Gas

A Blue-Chip oil & gas company incurred several defects and cracks in a critical attachment member of an FPSO’s hull – these defects required repair to allow continued operation.

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Skeg Ripped from Azipod

3 month out of dry dock, galvanic corrosion caused heavy cavitation/erosion damage on PORT and STBD side rudders.

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SGS Reseats Shifted Tailshaft Afloat and Executes a Stern Seal Repair

The client indicated that the tailshaft had shifted aft approximately 200 mm when the ship’s crew was doing maintenance on the shaft coupling. It resulted in the aft water seal losing contact with the liner, causing large amounts of water ingress into the stern tube.

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SGS Completes an Afloat Rudder Stock Seal Replacement

This complex underwater repair was completed to the client's satisfaction in 5 days in conjunction with various other repair works. SGS managed both the underwater and internal portions of this repair to ensure each phase was executed seamlessly.

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Underwater Propeller Blade Straightening – Cold Static Loading

SGS can restore your propeller blades as a permanent repair, to OEM design geometry by cold static loading with our underwater propeller blade press.

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Double Bow Thruster Removal by SGS

The benefits of removing a damaged bow thruster afloat are many. The customer was able to prevent further damage to the bearings and gears caused by the presence of seawater in the gear housing and the procedures allows the units to be overhauled prior to the vessels next dry-dock—or, they can be re-installed afloat by SGS, which would help to eliminate the need for additional tug cost.

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Afloat Bow Thruster Blade Seal Exchange by SGS

The project was executed with two SGS teams working around the clock. While the vessel trimming process was in motion, the team onboard the vessel began to drain the oil from the thruster while the dive team began removing the bow thruster tunnel gratings to gain full access to the bow thruster.

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Scrubber Overboard Spool Pipe Repairs with 5 Year Warranty

The installation of complete SOx scrubber systems is entirely possible without taking the vessel out of the water. SGS’s involvement is focused on precision cutting of the hull penetrations for the sea chest openings and overboard spool pipe installation below the waterline.

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SGS solves serious problems: Assisting a large, fully laden post-Panamax container vessel with steering issues

SGS solves serious problems: Assisting a large fully laden Post-Panamax container vessel with steering issues. SGS works with port authorities, class, and manufacturers to provide class-approved in-water float out removal, repair, and refit of a 110 mt rudder. Find out how our underwater inspection and survey services deliver practical, cost-effective solutions to a complex offshore problem. SGS works with port authorities, class, and manufacturers to provide class-approved in-water rudder float out removal, repair, and refit of a 110 mt rudder. Helping owners safely reduce their risk exposure and related costs that would include diversions, delays, and downtime.

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Galvanic Corrosion on Rudders

3 months out of dry dock, galvanic corrosion caused heavy cavitation/ erosion damage on PORT and STBD side rudders.

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Cruise Shipping

Hull Cleaning

In a year marked by hurricanes, wildfires, and the worst public health crisis the world has experienced in over 100 years, we have seen the cruise industry and the associated communities challenged in ways we could have never imagined.

The reality of 2020 and first half of 2021 sits in stark contrast to the year that immediately preceded it. In 2019, the global cruise industry welcomed nearly 30 million passengers, creating jobs for 1.8 million people around the world and contributing over $154 billion to the global economy. With this growth came increased recognition of cruising as one of the best ways to experience the world, and this industry was focused on achieving previously unthinkable milestones to pave the path for a brighter and more sustainable future.

Following the global pause in cruise operations in mid-March 2020, cruises resumed sailing in parts of Europe, Asia and the South Pacific beginning in July 2020. Despite a challenging period in 2020-2021 YTD, there is reason for hope and optimism heading into 2022.

According to CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association);

a) 74% of cruisers are likely to cruise again in the next few years

b) 2 out of 3 cruisers are willing to cruise within a year

c) 58% of international vacationers who have never cruised are likely to cruise in the next few years

With an orderbook of 100+ new ships that are scheduled to be delivered (though slippages would be expected) through 2027, the cruise industry is expected to recover eventually and bounce back to its glorious days once again.

Subsea Global Solutions has underwater fleet maintenance contracts (circa 200+ cruise vessels) with all major cruise lines, supporting their fleets on a global scale under fixed, lump-sum pricing structures. In addition to regular hull and propeller maintenance which helps them to save on fuel costs, we regularly perform repair jobs on tunnel thrusters, stabilizer fins, propulsion systems, rudders, and shell plates.

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