TSHD Tommy Norton visits Austal Yard for scheduled maintenance

The trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) โ€˜๐—ง๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™ visited the Austal yard inย Brisbane recently for scheduled maintenance.

The team from the ๐——๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ฏ assisted with an inspection of the bottom doors and servicing of Impressed Current Anti Fouling (ICAF) and Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) systems.

The ICAF system prevents marine growth on the box coolers and the ICCP system fights corrosion encountered on the underwater structure of a ship.

Photo by Walter van der Laan, Business Development at Damen Services Brisbane Pty Ltd

The hopperย dredgerย was delivered to Gippsland Ports byย Damenย in 2017

Photo: Walter van der Laan, Business Development at Damen Services Brisbane Pty Ltd