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News - 23/09/14

Multi-Cat Seaclear undergoes refit

The main workhorse at CHC’s Kingston Marine Services (KMS) is the 16m Multi-Cat vessel Seaclear, which is operated under the Code of Practice for the ‘Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats’ and is annually surveyed for compliance. Every three years Seaclear is examined out of the water for her SCV (small commercial vessel) certification. Currently, Seaclear is spending three weeks ashore for a full refit. This will involve a major overhaul of the hull coatings; inspection of all underwater systems, including propellors, shafts and stern glands; and servicing of the hydraulic systems on the crane. 

Seaclear undergoing refit at South Boats IOWSeaclear undergoing refit at South Boats IOW

Photos: Seaclear undergoes repairs at South Boats IOW

CHC are investing £8k into the refit project with the KMS team carrying out some of the required works to Seaclear, and South Boats IOW undertaking the rest of the repairs. 

Seaclear specialises in the laying, servicing and recovery of moorings and buoyage, and the Multi-Cat is also available for charter to carry out marine contracts including bed levelling and marine salvage. On the CHC website, you can find out more about Seaclear’s capabilities and some of the special projects the KMS afloat team has been called upon to deal with – often the jobs that no one else can do!

October 2014 update: More photos of the refitted and newly painted Seaclear are now on Flickr.