24th November 2014 – The owner called me there was some water in the boat. He wanted me to find a welder and an option to drydock the ship, but the cheapest possible option.
Together with a welder we visited the ship in Izegem. We didn’t come to early! The bilges were filled with water, not a bucket or two, but much more. We suggested drydocking the ship on the spot and doing some repairs. The ship is moored next to an empty piece of land and the quay is big enough. There was shore power and and a crane will likely be the most expensive part of the job. We talked several ideas through and went home to calculate a price for this project.