Today 2nd Oct 2008 was a remarkable milestone in the life of Mighty Servant 3, as of today she has her own Electrical Distribution Network System back up and running, following the successful commissioning of the low voltage switchboards. Up until today the power supply had been distributed around the vessel with temporary cables for lighting and power requirements.
Dockwise personnel were in attendance for the official switch on, and Diederick Muijsson shows his personal enthusiasm for this remarkable milestone.
Images of the new 850Kw diesel generator being carefully lowered into its final position. In order to get it there it had to be maneuvered through the engine room and up two levels, past various other items of equipment, using no more than chain blocks and the skilled riggers from the Grand Bahama Shipyard.
Mighty Servant 3 Hv Switchboards are now on site, and being carefully loaded on board. They are sent into the heart of the ship to the 'ECR' Engine control room and will get there by being lowered down through the funnel space. A well organised lifting and maneuvering procedure being carried out by Grand Bahama Shipyard personnel.
Mighty Servant 3, 2 in number 6000 volt transformers being loaded on board into the room adjacent to the transformer room. At 3.5 tonnes each, they take considerable handling to get them into their final positions.
Vessel : M/V Mighty Servant 3 Type Of Vessel : Semi-Submersible Open Deck - Heavy Lift Overall Length : 181.23 meters Beam : 40 meters Gross Tonnage: 22,391 tonnes Deck Space : 40x140 meters Deck Load : 19-25 t/sq. meters Cargo Hold : 100 x 16 x 7.5 meters
Prolog: M/V Mighty Servant 3 had just completed a dry tow around the world from Trinidad Tobago to Angola with drilling platform GSF Aleutian Key. The drilling platform was about to be discharged from the heavy lift vessel, but as she semi-submersed to float off her deck, an unexplainable problem causes the
ship to unstable, in short time the vessel became completely submerged under water.
June 18th 2007
The vessel was resting at the bottom in approximately 52 meters of water. SMIT Salvage conducted a complete diving survey prior to removing the vessel's bunker oil and pollutants. Moreover SMIT Salvage was contracted to salvage M/V Mighty Servant 3 in order to give her a second life. M/V Mighty Servant 3 was salvaged by means of Sheerlegs Cranebarge Taklift 7 and by pressurizing the various compartments with compressed air. The vessel was fully de-watered and successfully redelivered to the owners.
Following the uprising of the vessel R&B Switchgear received an order to completely replace all switchgear and electrical services on M/V Mighty Servant 3. In all of R&B's history, this is one of the biggest challenges ever to have taken on, we take great pride and responsibility in this mighty task.