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M/V Eleranta

IMO 9081198
Water Ballast Tank Inspection Report
China Shipping International Shipyard Co. Ltd (CSIS), Changxing Island, Shanghai
24 June 2010

Report prepared by:

Andrew Cass

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1. Newbuilding Vessel Delivery Details


Vessel name
Ship type
DWT
Hull number
IMO number
Builder
Delivery date
Ship operator

M/V Eleranta
Bulk Carrier
73,222
001133
9081198
Samsung Heavy Industries, Geoje, South Korea
16 May 1995
V Ships (UK) Ltd

WBT coating scheme


Cathodic protection

2 x 125m dft Intershield 300 (ENA300 series)


No sacrificial anodes

2. Inspection Details
Location
Date
In-service period
Docking reason
Classification

China Shipping International Shipyard Co. Ltd (CSIS), Changxing Island, Shanghai
24 June 2010
15 years
Class special survey; Routine maintenance
Lloyds Register

Attendees

Andrew Cass (International Paint, Worldwide Marine, Bus. Dev. Manager)


Qian Lei (International Paint Shanghai, Technical Service Manager)
Tang Ding (International Paint Shanghai, Technical Service Representative)
Chief Officer (V Ships (UK) Ltd)

WBTs inspected

No. 4 Starboard Topside tank


Forepeak tank
No. 1 Double Bottom tank

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3. Summary of Water Ballast Tank Inspection Results


No. 1 Double Bottom Tank
Assessed as Good by Class. Minimal maintenance or repair carried out throughout the 15 years. Some
corrosion on underside of cargo holds caused by reverse impact damage but coating system still intact
and performing well in the immediate surrounding areas. Edges, weld seams and cut-outs in excellent
condition. Hopper tanks also in excellent condition, with only a few very minor areas of corrosion.
No. 4 Starboard Topside Tank
Assessed as Fair by Class. This is largely as a result of structural repairs required from stress areas,
rather than breakdown of the coating. Some general corrosion on the deckhead caused by highly
corrosive micro-environment and damages on the reverse side of work carried out on the main
deck. Some maintenance of coating system carried out in service using a (non-IP) solvent-free ballast
repair coating. Edges, weld seams and cut-outs generally in very good condition with some corrosion on
erection joint areas.
Forepeak Tank
Some general corrosion evident, particularly around tank access areas. Good corrosion protection in
complex areas with some localised breakdown on scallops, manual welds and mechanically damaged
edges.

4. Superintendent Comments
The cleaning of the areas to reveal the true nature of the coatings beneath is impressive, as the casual
observer would consider the discolouration as staining of the coating.
The few inserts insisted upon by LR were as a result of stress and fatigue of the metal and not due to any
coating corrosion. In fact, the removed panels exhibited coating in good condition on both sides, which
was impressive given the aforementioned material fatigue.
My own opinion is that the main fabric of the TSTs is still well protected and edge failure around scallops
is to be expected.
The photos are representative of the tank conditions.
Superintendent - V Ships (UK) Ltd
For and on Behalf of Owners

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5. Photographic Report - 15 years in service:

No. 1 Double Bottom tank

Photo 1

Photo 2

Excellent overall condition.


Very good corrosion protection of edges and weld seams.

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Photo 3

Photo 4

No corrosion on cut-outs and scallop areas.

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Photo 5

Photo 6

Excellent overall condition.


Good resistance to spread of corrosion after reverse impact damage on underside of cargo holds.

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Photo 7

Photo 8

Coating appears in excellent condition after removal of mud staining.


Excellent corrosion protection at standard dft (250-350m) after 15 years in service.

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6. Photographic Report - 15 years in service:

No. 1 Double Bottom tank (hopper)

Photo 9

Photo 10

Excellent overall condition in complex areas.


Very limited corrosion on weld seams, cut-outs and stiffener edges.

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Photo 11

Photo 12

Very good corrosion protection on sharp edges, including support brackets.


Some very minor areas of corrosion in difficult to access scallop areas.

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7. Photographic Report - 15 years in service:

No. 4 Starboard Topside tank

Photo 13

Photo 14

Very good overall condition with only minor areas of touch up.
Excellent corrosion protection on edges and weld seams. No blistering.

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Photo 15

Photo 16

Excellent corrosion protection on flat surfaces and access manholes.


Some corrosion starting around stiffener cut-out areas.

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Photo 17

Photo 18

Coating appears in excellent condition after removal of mud staining.


No corrosion on flat plates or longitudinal stiffeners. Good edge retention and corrosion protection.

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Photo 19

Photo 20

Very good overall condition.


Some areas of corrosion appearing on underside of main deck after prolonged service period.

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8.

Photographic Report - 15 years in service:

Forepeak tank

Photo 21

Photo 22

Good overall condition after 15 years in service in aggressive Forepeak tank conditions.
Some minor areas of corrosion. Good overall protection of edges and weld seams.

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Photo 23

Photo 24

Good general overall condition, even in complex areas.


Some areas of corrosion after prolonged service period.

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Photo 25

Photo 26

Some corrosion on tank access areas after prolonged service period.


Intact coating still in excellent condition after removal of mud staining.

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Photo 27

Photo 28

Very good corrosion protection of difficult to access areas.


No corrosion or cracking on weld seams. Excellent protection of ratholes.

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