LPG carrier ‘Coral Medusa’ undergoes repairs and survey by Damen Shiprepair Harlingen

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen

  • Date: July 2016
  • Ship name: ‘Coral Medusa’
  • Ship type: LPG carrier

Type of tasks performed for this project:

  • Survey
  • Repairs

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen, part of the Damen Shiprepair & Conversion group, completed an intermediate survey on the gas carrier ‘Coral Medusa’ while the vessel was under gas vapours from her last cargo.

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen is located in the northern part of the Netherlands, in the city of Harlingen. It is easily accessible through the Wadden Sea without any obstructions such as locks, bridges or tidal restrictions, up to a guaranteed draft of 7.5 meters.

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen


In addition to the survey, repairs were undertaken on the Van der Velden Marine Systems rudder, hub and propeller shaft. The liners of the tail shaft were also replaced and while in dock the opportunity was taken to repaint the vessel’s corporate livery.

The work was completed within two weeks thanks to the rapid response of the team at Damen group subsidiary Van der Velden Marine Systems.

Great cooperation

“This was our first experience with Damen Shiprepair Harlingen, and we are impressed,” said Remko Kloos, Manager HR (marine) at Anthony Veder Group.

“We were very happy with the cooperation shown by the Damen team, both with the vessel manager and the crew. The team showed a great work ethos and when some technical problems arose they were very keen to help solve them.” 

‘Coral Medusa’

The vessel is owned and operated by the Rotterdam-based Anthony Veder Group and specialises in the operation of gas carriers.

The Coral Medusa is a 4000 CBM, semi pressurised / fully refrigerated gas carrier, 118 metres in length. She carries LPG and operates in the waters of northwest Europe.

Location choice

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion was able to offer three locations, Flushing, Schiedam and Harlingen, which are equipped and certified to repair gas tankers that have cargo onboard. Harlingen had immediate availability.


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