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Keeping The Pilots Afloat With Belzona



Marine (MRNE)



Tanks and Chemical Containment Areas (TCC)


Customer Location:

Docks and Harbour Authority - UK


Application Date:

May 2005


Application Situation:

Leaking fuel oil tank on board a harbour pilot transfer vessel.



The folded and welded seams of the Aluminium tank had become porous, allowing diesel fuel to leak out.



Belzona® 1111 (Super Metal)





Application Method:

Application was carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet TCC-1.


Belzona Facts:

Belzona was chosen as a means of providing an effective, long lasting repair. Alternatives would have been to try to weld the damaged areas but as it was the weld seams that were leaking and there was very tight access this was deemed impractical. There was also the contamination and presence of diesel to contend with which further ruled out the use of any hot work. The repair was carried out over the course of two days to allow for full curing of the material before pressure testing and then returning the vessel to service.


Photographs Description

  1. The pilot vessel docked. 
  2. Preparation and detail of weld seam. 
  3. The Belzona being applied. The restricted working area is evident. 
  4. Detail of the finished repair.
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