Netherlands-based Koole Contractors has change into the brand new proprietor of the fire-damaged automobile provider Fremantle Freeway.
Koole Contractors won’t be repairing the ship and moving into the automobile delivery enterprise however might be seeking to restore the ship and promote it to a prepared buyer.
In line with Dutch media stories, Koole made a number of agreements with the earlier proprietor, the character of which was not disclosed. On the time of the hearth, the ship was owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha and was operated by Ok-Line, whereas Wallem Shipmanagement was the technical supervisor.
The ship will first be additional emptied as a result of there may be nonetheless an unsure quantity of cargo on board. On the similar time, an intensive inspection and stock might be carried out and Koole will then develop a restore plan.
Gijs Olsthoorn, common supervisor of maritime tasks at Koole, informed native media that consultants would study which components of the construction had been weakened by the warmth.
Metal loses elasticity when uncovered to excessive warmth. As soon as a full inspection is made, Koole will demolish components of the construction and put together it for repairs and new development with demolition in all probability being restricted to the higher a part of the ship because of the decrease decks struggling little or no harm.
The Fremantle Freeway arrived at Damen Shiprepair in Botlek on Saturday, September 23, nearly two months after a fireplace broke out on the cargo ship. The ship left Eemshaven final Thursday, the place it had been moored since early August.
Regardless that the vessel is in a Damen yard it doesn’t imply it could be repaired there. Koole continues to be taking a look at their choices concerning this. At present, the dock is simply being rented from Damen.