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Seaward Divers Complete Underwater Hull Cleaning on USNS WATSON for Patriot Contract Services

Posted May 12, 2015
Written by Cecil C. Achord
Patriot Contract Services awarded Seaward Marine Services the contract to complete the hull inspection, hull cleaning, and propeller cleaning for USNS WATSON (T-AKR-310).  Seaward divers, using the Diving Vessel "Coastal Pride", completed the 950-foot roll-on/roll-off ship in an 8-day period, of which included approximately 18 hours of multi-brush hull cleaning.  The overall tasking included the cleaning and polishing of the propellers and two bow thrusters, the cleaning of the rudders and underwater hull, and the performing of an internal underwater inspection and cleaning of all sea chests according to the requirements specified in the U.S. Navy Ships' Husbandry Manual Chapter 17 and Chapter 28, and the U.S. Navy Technical Manual Chapter 81.  Pre and post cleaning video documentation of all sections of the hull was also completed as required by PCS contract.





PRE AND POST CLEAN CONDITIONS OF SEA-CHESTS



PRE AND POST CLEAN CONDITIONS OF HULL


 

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