Stabilizer Repairs

Underwater stabilizers are crucial components of marine vessels that help reduce rolling motion and improve stability while navigating through water. Over time, these stabilizers may require repairs due to wear and tear, damage, or malfunction. 5 Oceans Diving can provide an broad spectrum of underwater stablizer repairs whilst your vessel remains in-water and operational.
We can provide:
  • Stabilizer fin isolation
  • Stabilizer fin securing
  • Stabilizer crux repair
  • Stabilizer seal repair
  • Complete fin removal or installation
  • Stabilizer fin damage assessment
  • Stabilizer inspection
These services are crucial for maintaining the operational integrity of vessels and minimizing operational downtime. 5 Oceans provides a fast service for underwater stabilizer repair needs, worldwide. Using custom fabricated cofferdams and hyperbaric habitats, defective stabilizers can be repaired underwater, or even replaced.
Underwater Bilge Keel Repairs
Repairing underwater bilge keels on a vessel while it remains operational can be a challenging task but is essential for maintaining the vessel’s stability and performance.
Bilge keels have the disadvantage of increasing the hydrodynamic resistance and changing the waterflow of the vessel, thus hindering forward motion when it is damaged. Also other additional damages can occur when sailing with a damaged bilgekeel such as cavitation and stability related issues. 5 Oceans diving can provide any kind of bilgekeel repairs.
  • Bilge keel reshaping / allignment
  • Bilge keel welding repair
  • Bilge keel anode replacement
  • Bilge keel removal of sections
  • Bilge keel installation of sections
  • Crack arrests and propagation control
  • Doublar plate temporary and permanent repairs
What are ship stabilizers?
Ship stabilizers are fins or rotors mounted beneath the waterline and emerging laterally from the hull to reduce a ship’s roll due to wind or waves. Active fins are controlled by a gyroscopic control system. When the gyroscope senses the ship roll, it changes the fins angle of attack so that the forward motion of the ship exerts force to counteract the roll. Fixed fins and Bilge keels do not move. They reduce roll by hydrodynamic drag exerted when the ship rolls. Stabilizers ang bilge keels are mostly used on ocean-going ships.
Why is ship stability important?
Maintaining ship stability ensures the safety of the vessel, crew, passengers, and cargo. A stable ship is less likely to capsize or encounter dangerous situations at sea. Proper stability control helps prevent accidents such as listing, rolling, or even sinking. This is especially important during adverse weather conditions or when encountering unexpected situations. Ship stability control is also essential for protecting the cargo onboard. Maintaining stability prevents shifting or damage to the cargo, ensuring it reaches its destination intact. A stable ship is more efficient in terms of fuel consumption and overall performance. Proper stability control can help optimize the ship’s operations and reduce unnecessary costs.

Underwater repairs, maintenance and inspection for the international merchant fleet.