Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded a contract for drydocking and repairs by Geo Gradel & Co. for Tug GEORGE GRADEL and Barge MOBY DICK on May 15, 2017. The tugboat and barge were hauled out using the 770-MT Mobile Marine Travelift on May 17, 2017 and May 23, 2017, respectively.
The contract for the 2,400 HP Tug GEORGE GRADEL includes steel repairs, keel cooler repairs, underwater hull inspections and repairs as well as painting and replacing fuel tanks. Work is planned to be completed by the end of June 2017.
Worked completed for the 120′ x 33′ x 10.5′ deck barge with 875-ton capacity included surveys, inspections and repairs for load line renewal. Work was completed on June 5, 2017.
As a regular customer of Great Lakes Shipyard, this is the third and fourth drydocking for Geo Gradel & Co. this year.