Leading classification society, the Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), and Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) have achieved a remarkable milestone by successfully completing the renewal survey of the ONGC Drill Ship Modu Sagar Bhushan under the management of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI).
As part of the extensive scope of work for this project, more than 1,500 ton of steel was renewed, and major machinery items were newly installed replacing the old machinery thereby expanding the scope of survey and certification. Despite these challenges, the project was completed in just 10 months, demonstrating Shipyard’s capability and IRS surveyors’ invaluable contributions.
After extensive steel renewals, the ship was safely undocked and all newly installed machinery replacing the old machinery passed its sea trials successfully. The success of this survey demonstrates the effectiveness of IRS surveys and the crucial role IRS surveyors play in ensuring ships adhere to rigorous safety and quality standards.
The achievement marks the successful completion of HSL’s fourth ship in just four months, solidifying its reputation as the industry’s fastest turnaround shipyard. In all four cases, the IRS was involved for survey and certification of the ships.
Commodore Hemant Khatri, Chairman and Managing Director of HSL, complimented the shipyard team and applauded IRS’ contribution to the success of this project. Mr Sairam, Executive Director of ONGC, expressed his satisfaction and gratitude to HSL and IRS for the remarkable restoration of the “Queen” – Sagar Bhushan.
Mr Saikat Roychowdhury, Regional Manager (East Coast & Bangladesh) said ‘This outstanding synergy was a result of prudent planning, the guidance of surveyors, and exemplary teamwork between the shipyard and IRS’.
Mr Vijay Arora, IRS’ Managing Director, said ‘It has always been the endeavour of IRS to forge a strong partnership with shipyard and shipowners by ensuring exceptional service delivery standards and the remarkable accomplishment in this project endorses the technical prowess of the organisation’.