The following is the text of a news release from Great Lakes Shipyard:
(CLEVELAND) — Great Lakes Shipyard completed the multi-vessel dry-docking and repair contract for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Detroit District Floating Plant, and all vessels were redelivered on Dec. 28. This was the first time the Detroit District Floating Plant has been dry-docked using Great Lakes Shipyard’s 700-metric-ton-capacity Marine Travelift. The shipyard hauled out tug Demolen and deck scow BC-6576 on Oct. 26, and crane barge Veler on Oct. 27.
In addition to dry-docking the vessels, work included bin wall fabrication and installation; deck mat renewals; underwater hull cleaning and maintenance; inspection of propulsion and steering systems; sea valves maintenance; bearing inspections; steel repairs, and other routine maintenance and repairs. The scope of work also included renewal of four large deck hatches on the crane barge Veler.