We regularly undertake cargo securing work board vessels that are loading large items of expensive cargo. The cargo must be secured to prevent it moving when the ship rolls or pitches in heavy weather or is involved in a collision or runs aground.
On this job, the large reel weighing around 130 tonnes was loaded by the ships cranes and placed on rubber matting to spread the load and increase the friction to prevent it moving. We then have to weld against the base plates, numerous stopper plates to prevent it moving and Dee rings for numerous chain lashings that have to be fitted to hold it securely.
On completion the work is checked by the vessels Captain and a surveyor. This reel is being transported to Egypt as part of a large oil and gas project. The ship must pass through the Bay of Biscay which is notoriously rough!