2019. Tank cleaning and painting, hull cleaning and painting.
FUKUSEKI MARU NO. 7
2018. Wreck removal in Skilpadklip, Namibia.
2017. Tank cleaning and painting.
2016. Pollution control operation after fire.
2016. Drydocking, tank cleaning and painting, hull blasting and painting, plus main deck, superstructure and bulwarks cleaning and painting.
2015. Drydocking, tank cleaning and painting, hull blasting and painting, plus main deck, superstructure and bulwarks cleaning and painting.
BAIA DE ZARCO
2014. Wreck removal at Colliers Jetty in the V & A Waterfront.
2013. Ultra high blasting of tanks and anchor chains.
2013. Wreck removal in Gansbaai and removal of fuel from the engine room tanks on both the port and starboard side.
May 2012. Wreck removal at Clifton First Beach.
January 2012. Removal of debris and scrap steel after fire. Removal of all fuel and then filling of tanks with sea water. Cleaning of engine room and pumping of all residual oil in sumps, daily service, hydraulic tanks and winches.
2011. Wreck removal in Tristan Da Cunha.
March 2009. Wreck removal and pollution control operation in Noordhoek.
16 – 30 December 2008. Wreck removal in Hermanus harbour.
SEDCO 709 – BLISTERS
25 July – 03 August 2007. Atlatech was contracted to carry out work on one of the four new buoyancy Blisters for Transoceans semi-submersible Sedco 709”. This work entailed grit blasting approximately 1200m internally and externally new steel to S.A. 2.5, to ensure the removal of all mill scale. Once this had been achieved, the blister was coated with a four coat paint system including stripe coating of welds and leading edges.
June – November 2007. Atlatech Divers & Salvors assisted with pollution control during the re-floating in Angola of the Mighty Servant 3. We removed and disposed of contaminated food from the freezers, the fridges and the galley area. In addition, we removed and disposed of remaining slops and sludge from the engine room, the fuel tanks, the cargo hold, the tunnel and auxiliary engine rooms. We assisted with the cleaning and stripping out of the entire accommodation area from the wheelhouse right through to the bilges. We also assisted with ballasting and de-ballasting during the dry dock period. We maintained crews to monitor the ropes and moorings whilst the vessel was alongside.
2007. Wreck removal and pollution control operation in St Francis Bay.
November 2006 – May 2007. Atlatech co-ordinated the complete dry docking, galley/accommodation renewal, fitting of new drilling equipment and general services.
September 2006. Atlatech Marine was appointed by Dormac to remove approximately 10 cubic metres of residual mud and high-pressure wash the hopper doors on the Durban-based dredger. The work was carried out in Sturrock Dock and instead of the 10 cubic metres of mud envisaged, a total of 90 cubic metres was removed and safely disposed of. During the removal, the hopper doors were washed to enable steel repairs to be carried out.
RMS ST HELENA
22 July – 04 August 2006. During her scheduled dry docking in Sturrock Dry Dock Port of Cape Town, Atlatech Marine was appointed to carry out preparation of the hull. This entailed high pressure washing of the hull and superstructure, full grit sweep of the topside area and spot blasting of the underwater area. Once this preparation had been completed, all coating was applied as per clients’ specification. During this period, Atlatech also supplied personnel and equipment to pump out and clean engine room bilges, transfer fuel, and clean and gas free fuel tanks. All work was completed on schedule despite adverse weather conditions.
6 July 2006 – 01 August 2007. Casualty aground the breakwater in East London’s harbour. Atlatech provided crews for the removal of bunkers and lubricants, co-ordinated oil removal operations, and cleaned up the flooded-oiled engine room, control room and engine room spaces.
June – August 2006. During the ship’s stay in Cape Town, Atlatech was requested to arrange the removal and disposal of between 100m & 150m of raw sewage and galley waste daily. A 150mm diameter pipe approximately 290m long with a 100mm Y piece was connected to the vessel and fed into the city’s sewage system. The 100mm galley waste hose was connected into the Y piece and followed the same route as the sewage. A secondary toilet container was also connected to the system. The running of the 150mm pipe entailed running the pipe through a 250mm diameter steel pipe over which a ramp was constructed to allow an access way for vehicles and prevent damage to the pipe.
June 2006. A full laden casualty sought refuge in False Bay under Lloyds form to Tsavliris Salvage. A damaged shell plate on port side No.1 cargo hold was repaired. Represented Salvors and co-ordinated stand-by tugs and activities.
12 March 2006. Attended the vessel in Hout Bay Harbour. Placed slings, patched the hull, pumped out and re-floated the vessel.
February 2006. Attended the vessel in Sturrock dry dock. H.P. was washed and grit blasted to S.A. 1.5 Port side of vessel. Coatings were applied as specified.
February 2006. Supplied personnel, equipment and materials to transfer 22 000 Jet A-1 from road tankers to tanktainers on board the vessel.
26 January – 03 February 2006. The vessel sunk in Mossel Bay harbour. Atlatech mobilised and attended wreck site, sealed off and righted the wreck before attaching slings, pumping it out and lifting the wreck.
2006. Abatement of any further environmental damage at Tristan da Cunha.
January 2006. Supplied personnel, equipment and materials to transfer 144 000ltrs of Polar Diesel from road tankers to tanktainers on board the vessel.
January 2006. Attended vessel in Sturrock dry dock. H.P. was washed and grit blasted to S.A. 1.5 Port side of vessel. Coatings were applied as specified.
December 2005 – January 2006. High pressure fresh water washed, blasted and applied coatings. High pressure fresh water washed, spot blasted and applied coating to fish holds. Washed, degreased, spot grinded and applied coatings to super structure.
December 2005 – January 2006. High pressure fresh water washed, blasted and applied coatings. High pressure fresh water washed, spot blasted and coated fish holds. Washed, degreased, spot grinded and applied coatings to superstructure.
December 2005. Transferred 145,000ltrs of Jet A1 from road tanker to tanktainers on board the vessel.
Nov 2005 – Feb 2006. Pumping, emucking, high pressure washing and cleaning of ballast tanks, drill water tanks and fresh water tanks on pontoons. Scraped and scaled pontoon decks. Cleaned internal cross bracings. Supplied equipment and fitted out the galley container and sleeping container.
October 2005. Removed equipment for owners, carried out berthing and gas freeing of all tanks. Arranged and superintended cutting up of hulk on syncrolift.
October 2005. Provided pumping crew to pump 314,000ltrs of Jet A1 fuel from road tankers into storage tanks on board the vessel. The quantities and quality was monitored by Saybolt.
PRIDE SOUTH SEAS
August – September 2005. Installed new showers and toilets in upper and lower ablution blocks. Supplied and fitted new equipment in galley and mess room. Supplied couches and chairs in TV room. Installed new light fittings, bunk curtains in all cabins. Supplied cleaning and painting crew in accommodation.
July – Aug 2005. Atlatech Marine high pressure washed and spot blasted the hull. Applied coatings as specified and cleaned and gas freed the fuel tanks.
12 June – 23 June 2005. Atlatech Marine cleaned and demucked two liquid mud tanks with very awkward access. Transferred 20m oil residue to another tank and removed 15m solids by hand.
11 June – 19 June 2005. Removed shell on damaged coating areas. Sanded back existing coatings to a firm edge. Applied touch up primer within damaged areas. Applied specialised silicone coating to damaged areas.
07 June – 15 June 2005. Cleaned liquid mud tanks and rig chain lockers, which had been used for gas oil. Cleaned and gas freed the fuel tank in the way of damaged shell plating. Re-coated the hull in way of new steel.
04 May – 30 June 2005. Atlatech Marine carried out high pressure washing, grit blasting and painting of entire hull. The crane boom was grit blasted and re-coated. Descaled and re-coated the main deck. All fuel tanks were cleaned and gas freed. Cleaned ballast tanks. Fresh water tanks were also cleaned and cement washed. Coated chain lockers.
M.T. WOLRAAD WOLTEMADE
19 April – 06 May 2005. Simons Town Naval Dockyard. Atlatech carried out high pressure fresh water washing of hull, spot blasting and applied coats. Re-painted names, draft marks and Port of Registry. Cleaned and gas freed H.F.O. and diesel tanks. Cleaned and cement washed fresh water tanks. Cleaned and painted chain lockers, anchor chains and anchors.
PRIDE SOUTH PACIFIC
11 April – 20 April 2005. Removed 20m liquid mud by hand. No access for pumps and pipes. Cleaned and gas freed No.1 fuel tanks for hotwork. Pumped and cleaned void space for men to enter.
10 -13 April 2005. Atlatech Divers & Salvors were appointed by Stone Manganese Marine Shipcare Ltd to attend the fully laden bulk carrier to carry out cropping of the propeller to reduce excessive shaft vibration. The original inspection carried out in Brazil showed a four bladed propeller with damage to three blades. On our arrival at the vessel, anchored 14 miles from Sandy Point in St. Helena Bay, our inspection found a five bladed propeller with damage to all five blades. Under the supervision of a SMMS representative, approximately 54kgs were cut off the blade showing the most damage. The two opposing blades were then cropped in order to balance the propeller. A total of 120kgs were cropped from the propeller.
14 March – 21 June 2005. Atlatech Marine carried out the coating of the newly built deckhouse structures on behalf of Dorbyl Marine for De Beers Marine. The entire structure was high pressure washed and degreased. Two stripe coats and two full coats were applied according to paint specifications. We followed and recorded all quality control requirements.
10 March – 20 April 2005. Atlatech Marine carried out high pressure washing, grit blasting and painting of the entire hull. Fuel tanks were cleaned and gas freed for hotwork. Deck and crash rails were grit blasted and painted.
17 – 23 February 2005. Carried out an inspection in Saldanha Bay to determine the extent of damage to the No.5 centre double bottom tank. A crack approximately 1.2m long was located approximately 2m inboard of the bilge keel. It was agreed to fit cofferdams over the crack and do the entire repair work internally. After the divers cleaned the area around the crack, a second crack measuring approximately 80cm was located 800mm inboard of the first crack. Cofferdams were manufactured in Cape Town and transported to the vessel in Saldanha Bay. It was established that due to the indentation on the hull, affecting both cracks, the suction on the cofferdam was insufficient to compress the rubber enough to affect a permanent seal. It was decided that two small steel cofferdams would be constructed and fixed to the hull by strong backs through the hull. Once tightened, the rubber would compress to seal the 20mm gap caused by the indentation. Both cracks were sealed and welded internally. The ends of both cracks were drilled to prevent propagation. A doubler was welded over the repair and the vessel departed Saldanha Bay on 23 February.
12 January 2005. An underwater propeller inspection on behalf of Norbulk Shipping of Glasgow was carried out on the vessel. The inspection showed a wire rope (35m) entangled around the shaft. The wire caused extensive damage to the rope guard and some damage to one of the propeller blades. Due to oil leaking from the stern seal, it was evident that the seal itself had been damaged. At this stage, a photographic survey was carried out. It was decided to attempt to remove the rope guard and wire using hydraulic grinders. An underwater video survey was carried out in the presence of the vessel’s superintendent. It seemed from the video that removing the rope guard and wire would not solve the problem, as there appeared to be extensive damage to the seals. At this stage, all diving work ceased and arrangements were made for the vessel to proceed to dry dock.
January 2005. Atlatech Marine was appointed by Dormac (Pty) Ltd to carry out routine docking on the German research vessel in Sturrock dry dock, Port of Cape Town. The entire hull was high pressure fresh water washed. The underwater area was grit blasted to S.A. 2.5 and the topsides chemically cleaned. The hull was coated as per the owner’s specifications and names, draft marks, plimsolls, Port of Registry and special markings repainted. Three ballast tanks were pumped dry, cleaned, scraped and painted. Other work consisted of cleaning and painting fire damage in the engine room, pumping and cleaning all bilges and range, high pressure washing and painting anchor chains.
MFV “WILDEKUS”, MFV “OCEAN VIKING AND MFV “STAR CREST”
December 2004 – January 2005. The following work was carried out on behalf of Oceana on all three vessels. Hull spot blast corroded areas, sweep blast remaining hull and repainted entire hull. Superstructure and decks were blasted and fully coated. Fish-holds received touch up repairs.
September 2004. Wash and paint hull. UHP water blast and paint entire superstructure.
September 2004. Wash and paint hull. UHP water blast and paint decks. Painting of fish hold/factory.
M.F.V. NORTH WIND
17 August 2004. High pressure wash, grit blast hull and apply coatings. Mechanical clean and painting of decks.
August 2004. Blast and paint hull. Clean and gas free forward tanks. Fresh water washed tanks and UHP water blast and paint superstructure.
August 2004. Wash, blast and paint hull.
M/V BLUE SKY
13 July 2004. High pressure fresh water wash and spot blast hull, painting and apply coatings. Pumping and cleaning of ballast tanks, transfer and storage of fuel. Clean chain lockers, UHP blast and paint between-deck hatch covers.
M/T PACIFIC BARBARIAN
8 July 2004. Supply personnel and equipment to clean base oil tanks to reinstate as fuel tanks.
M/V CAPE AFRICA
8 July 2004. Supplied 17-man cleaning crew to clean hold to enable ballasting before the vessel could enter Port of Cape Town.
July 2004. UHP water blast superstructure and paint.
July 2004. Clean, wash and paint hull.
SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE ACCOMMODATION VESSEL SAFE CALEDONIA
June 2004. Supplied 20-man crew to clean and scrape access staircases and pontoons. UHP blast Smit brackets and fairleads for NPI inspection.
SHUN AN NO. 6
23 April – 2 May 2004. Syncrolift Cape Town. Fresh water high pressure wash hull to remove salts and contaminates. Wet abrasive blast underwater hull and spot blast topsides. Applied five-coat paint system.
May 2004. Pump, clean and gas free tanks used for offloading fuel from the Cape Africa.
May 2004. Blasting and painting of hull. Tank cleaning and gas freeing fresh water tanks.
SHIUH JIN NO. 1
27 April – 01 May 2004. Syncrolift Cape Town. Fresh water high pressure wash hull to remove salts and contaminates. Wet abrasive blast underwater hull and spot blast topsides. Applied four-coat paint system.
OSV OIL PUMA
05 April 2004 – early May 2004. Transferred fuel between tanks for storage, inspection and repairs as necessary. Cleaned fuel, cargo and ballast tanks for hot work. Worked with engine room personnel cleaning bilges and equipment. High pressure washed hull. Abrasive spot blast as necessary and applied all coats. Provided divers for placing of vessel on dock block.
April 2004. Tank cleaning and gas freeing.
February 2004. Blasting and painting of hull and deck. Tank cleaning and washing of fresh water tanks.
February 2004. Grit blasting and painting of hull. Pumping, cleaning and gas freeing of fuel oil tanks in Robinson dry dock.
February 2004. Grit blasting and painting of hull. Cleaning of all ballast, fuel, fresh water, mud tanks, rig chain lockers, etc.
January – February 2004. Grit blasting and painting of hull and deck. Cleaning and grit blasting of tanks.
January – February 2004. Grit blasting and painting of hull. Cleaned all tanks.
M/T JOHN ROSS
November 2003. Carried out cleaning of all tanks.
FLOATING CRANE INKUNZI
November 2003. Blasting and painting of hull.
29 September 2003. Berthing and gas freeing of all tanks. Arranged and superintended cutting up of hulk on syncrolift.
19 August – 13 September 2003. Atlatech Divers & Salvors was involved with the successful re-floating of this vessel off Sunset Beach near Cape Town. Atlatech Marine was responsible for the disposal of the H.F.O. that was pumped off the vessel. This fuel was pumped into various tanks on tugs standing by to re-float the vessel. All tanks on the tugs were then cleaned and reinstated into their original condition.
21 July 2003. Berthing and gas freeing of all tanks. Arranged and superintended cutting up of hulk on syncrolift.
K.P.A. TUG FARU
12 July – 17 July 2003. Nyali Beach, Mombasa, Kenya. Attended the vessel aground on coral beach on behalf of insurers. Assisted Kenya Port Authority to assess damage to flooded engine room, effect temporary repair, pump out, re-float and re-deliver to K.P.A. Jetty.
29 May – 07 June 2003. Vessel sunk at fishing jetty, Port Elizabeth Harbour. Hull stabilised and forensic inspection carried out. Sealed off and raised using lifting bags, additional buoyancy and cranes.
February 2003. Wash down, scrape, full blast and apply coats. Simons Town Cranes were chemically cleaned, high pressure wash down, needle scale and applied coats. Repaint original names.
MODU OMEGA 2002
December 2002 – February 2003. Cleaning of chain lockers, ballast tanks and fuel tanks for survey. Emergency pumping to regain required ballast. Preparing weld seams for NDT on bracings and columns.
December 2002. Atlatech awarded contract to re-float the Tickey, which had sunk at her berth in Hout Bay Harbour. Work commenced at 07h00 on Saturday 28 December 2002. After first righting the vessel, which was completely submerged and lying on her port side, the hole/damaged area in the starboard bow was sealed, the vessel was raised, pumped dry and delivered to owner at 13h45.
July – August 2002. Provided marine crews to carry out tank cleaning of reception tanks/supply boat, building of floating hose to receive cargo and assisted with shore side co-ordination.
June 2002 – April 2003. Provided shift for 24hr mooring/berthing crew and gangways for fourteen-month period during vessel’s conversion/refit at ‘A’ berth, Cape Town.
10 June 2002. Vessel sunk and grounded after fire at St. Helena Bay. Carried out forensic investigations and wreck removal.
16 May 2002. Vessel ran aground on rocky bottom in Waterloo Bay, Dassen Island. Removed all pollutants, debris and rubbish from beach and vessel. Approximately 250kg ice and 600kg bait was removed and approximately 8000ltrs gas oil. Successful, difficult wreck removal.
14 March 2002. Vessel sustained damage to the side shell in way of No.5 Port Cargo Tank. Emergency repairs carried out.
February 2002. Cleaned port and starboard hulls of hard marine growth above and below waterline. Blanked-off sea valves, cleaned seas chests. Assisted designing and fitted cofferdam to starboard propulsion room for internal work. Conducted under-water CCTV survey for class extension. Survey of complete cathodic protection. Replaced/rewelded 150 anodes underwater.
M.F.V YU HSIANG
29 December 2002. Atlatech Marine were appointed by N.P.A. to pump out and dispose of excess water taken on board during fire fighting operations. Pumping commenced at 10h45 and was completed at 16h00.
26 December 2002. Atlatech Marine were contacted at 18h45 and requested to pump out a flooded basement in the Pinnacle Building on Burg Street, Cape Town. A pumping crew was mobilised and pumping commenced at 20h05. The basement was pumped dry and cleaned 02h45.
M.F.V. CHIA YING NO.6
November 2002 – February 2003. Pumping, cleaning and gas freeing of all tanks. Arranged purchase and sale of main engine and auxiliaries. Arranged cutting up of hulk ‘in situ’ to remove from syncrolift.
DLB SEAWAY POLARIS
July – September 2002. Tank cleaning, high pressure work and de-scale, preparation and stripe coating of welds in new steel, stripping and replacing of paneling/insulation in accommodation in way of hot works, cleaning and painting of galley, store rooms, video rooms and mess rooms. Replaced insulation in thruster rooms. Cleaning and painting of superstructure.
R.F.A. GREY ROVER
May 2002. Cleaned cargo tanks for gas free and quality control. Removed and disposed 150 tons of slop.
MODU PRIDE SOUTH SEAS
January – March 2002. Tank cleaning, blasting, painting and general painting. Chain blasting. Underwater services, clean sea chests and blank off.
19 January 2002. Vessel’s engine room flooded, sent salvage crew, divers, pump-hands and equipment on utility vessel. Pumped out fish-hold and engine room. Towed vessel back to Cape Town.
MODU OMEGA 2001
October 2001. Underwater inspections, tank cleaning, blasting and painting. Clean chain lockers.
5 September 2001. Ran aground at Scarborough. Provided pumps, hoses and containers for reception ashore if required. 24-man salvage crew worked aboard casualty, cleaning up oil spill, rigging pumps, hoses and discharging cargo to lighten ship.
CHIA YING NO.6
5 September 2001. Ran aground in Table Bay Harbour. Salved vessel from dolosse and towed to syncrolift. Pumped tanks. Dry divers carried out repairs to enable vessel to be lifted onto syncrolift. Transferred fuel to owner’s sister ship.
12 August 2001. Demucking/Riding crew. Attended dry docking in Lisnave, Portugal.
F.P.S.O. OCEAN PRODUCER
July 2001. UHP blasting and painting of cargo tanks.
06 June 2001. Demucking/Riding crew. Attended offshore Cape Town to remove 750m sludge, transport ashore for safe disposal. 112 operators and supervisors utilised over 16 days.
14 May 2001. Demucking/Riding crew.
DLV CASTORO OTTO
December 2000 – February 2001. Full hull blast and paint, helideck, tanks and general painting.
23 June 2000. At 03h43, Casualty (142 731 DWT Bulk) sank approximately 6.5 miles off NW Melkbospunt in 50m of water. Period 24 June – 22 July. Oil recovery operations carried out on wreck. Approximately 300 cubic meters of oil removed from wreck.
NORD JAHRE TRAVELLER
20 March 2000. Demucking/Riding crew. Attended dry docking in Brest, France.
March 2000. Demucking/Riding crew. Repairs to paint work in some 72 ballast tanks in way of repair work, scaffolding damage, valve fitments, etc.
D.P. DRILLSHIP PRIDE ANGOLA
February 2000. Carried out painting work.
D.P. DRILLSHIP PRIDE AFRICA
February 2000. Refurbishment of damaged riser buoyancy modules, tank cleaning, UHP water blasting damaged sub-sea equipment for ultrasonic testing and topside painting.
21 January 2000. Vessel in collision with container vessel in Table Bay Harbour. Divers carried out emergency sealing. Arranged emergency discharge of damaged and wet cargo. Ready for dry docking.
2 January 2000. Vessel abandoned NW of Saldanah Bay. Damage and holes in starboard and bow bulkheads between No.1 & No.2 hatches were patched and pumped dry. Vessel stabilised. Oil pollution vessels and booms provided.