VPSI Completes Crankshaft Contract

Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc.

(VPSI), one of Canada's largest ship repairers and Sulzer service representatives, recently completed the installation of a new after-section of the crankshaft in the Sulzer 7RD 76 main diesel engine of the bulk carrier Tai Shing.

The 28,387-dwt vessel, owned by Taiwan Navigation, suffered main engine crankshaft failure while transiting the Pacific Ocean en route to the Pacific Coast of North America at the end of last May. She was towed to Victoria on Vancouver Island.

VPSI was awarded the contract valued at C$1.55 million. The new half crankshaft was manufactured by IHI in Japan and delivered to VPSI's Victoria Division during November last year, with final installation and successful trials completed in December.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 43,  Mar 1989

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