December 27, 2016
Good news for the naval industry late in the second half of 2016: the Merchant Marine Fund has prioritized Wilson Sons to invest $ 9.4 million in the review and maintenance of all vessels. In all, 12 tugboats will go through this process between 2017 and 2018. The decision of the FMM Board of Directors was published in the Official Gazette. The company will continue the process of contracting the resources with one of the Fund’s financial agents.
The work will be carried out by Wilson Sons Estaleiros, in Guarujá (SP). The first tug to stop for these services will be the Ruby CNL in April 2017 and will remain in the shipyard for about 20 days, which will receive one vessel at a time, so as not to impact port support operations. After the CNL Rubi, the “Atlas”, “Hercules”, “Hydrus”, “Mars”, “Pollux”, “Pluto”, “Mercurius”, “Corona”, “Delphinus” and “Telescopium “.
The inspection and maintenance services must take place every five years in the tugboat classes in the company’s fleet. It is a process that encompasses all the maintenance and repairs of submerged items – hull, anodes and propellers – as well as preventive reviews on major engines, electrical systems, pipelines, navigation systems and fire fighting