NOAA Oscar Dyson – Dockside Repair Package

Vanport was awarded the dockside repair package from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to perform repairs to their research vessel the Oscar Dyson. The work package entailed an assortment of projects of all various specializations. A synopsis of the work package can be seen below.

  • Tank Cleaning and Inspections
  • Trawl Deck Hatch Overhauls
  • Structural Modifications of Trawl Tower Rub Rails
  • Overhaul of Sliding Water-Tight Doors
  • Overhaul of Wet Lab & Hydro Lab Double Doors
  • Overhaul of Wet Lab Sliding Door
  • Resilient Mount Renewal on Ship Service Diesel Generator (SSDG) No. 1
  • Cable Routing and MCT (Multiple Cable Transit) Installations
  • Oily Water Separator Piping Modifications
  • Black Water Piping Repairs
  • Fuel Block-Manifold Overhaul(s)
  • Gauge Calibrations
  • HVAC Duct Cleaning
  • Fire Systems Inspection & Maintenance
  • Weather Deck Vent Closure Overhauls
  • Crane Maintenance and Re-Certification
  • Davit Maintenance and Re-Certification
  • Annual Life Raft Maintenance and Re-Certification
  • Small Boat Maintenance
  • Inspection and Tuning of Shipboard Gyros & Signal Repeater Stations
  • Accommodations Updates (New Receptacles and Stateroom Furniture)
  • CCTV System Renewal
  • Bridge System Updates (DP System Integration & ECDIS Updates, X-Band and S-Band Radar Performance Monitor Installations, etc.)
  • Renew Galley Dry Stores Shelving
  • Install “Polar Modifications” to automatically De-Ice External Fire Mains and Life Rafts Slide Rails
  • Submersible De-Watering Pump Upgrades
  • Exterior Preservation
  • SSDG #1 & #2 Generator Rotor Overhauls
  • Shipboard Flooring Renewals
  • HVAC and Refrigeration Maintenance and Servicing
  • Heat Exchanger Procurement
  • Gangway Inspection & Maintenance
  • Trawl Winch System Repairs

As one could presume, we had a busy winter. Newport Oregon is a notoriously wet this time of year and this time was no exception. Fortunately, Vanport along with our trusted subcontractor overcame the adversities mother nature put infront of us and allowed us to accomplish a great deal of work for a longstanding client of ours, NOAA. This repair package constituted a larger repair package than we are used to seeing from NOAA, and we feel incredibly fortunate to have been selected as the Prime Contractor for the job. All work was done to the satisfaction of the customer and attending ABS Surveyor(s).

Customer: NOAA
Industry: Maritime
Type: Ship Repair, General Contracting
Projects: Tank Cleaning, Preservation, NDE, Machinery Overhauls, Pipefitting, Structural Steel, Electrical, Electronics, Navigation, Main Propulsion, Marine Flooring, HVAC, Fire Systems
Year: 2023
Vessel Type: Coast Guard Cutter
Location: Alameda, CA