The VTTV jetty in Vasiliko, Cyprus has been restored to full working order after a vessel collision on the 5 January 2015. The vessel, carrying gasoil, hit the jetty with the stern in an attempt to evacuate the berth during extreme weather conditions.
A full assessment of the damage took place shortly after the incident. This was conducted by a diving crew and a complete NDT campaign was done on all structural, piping and E/I equipment. Engineering calculations were made to allow for a safe repair procedure and to return operations to normal.
The assessment found the vessel to have incurred only minor damage and no oil leakages/spills or personal injuries were recorded. The VTTV jetty itself suffered damages to the trestle TR-3 and the axis-3 reinforced capping beam.
Repairs to the jetty included lifting the trestle into position using heavy lift marine equipment and pile cap was secured by means of AHT tugs. During this process, jetty structures were temporarily reinforced to prevent further damage. All repairs were done according to the highest safety procedures of the company and no oil leakages/spills or personal injuries incurred as a result of the reparation process.
The jetty returned to full working order late last month and the vessel is back in operation, with reparation on both being conducted in under three weeks.