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Simplex engineer earns high praise after carrying out a shaft arrangement stripping

It’s always with great pleasure and gratitude that Simplex recieves compliments for the performance of its engineers.

Last week in Killybegs, Northern Ireland, Mike Heddon from Simplex-Turbulo attended a vessel in dry dock to carry out a shaft seal replacement.

This job presented a particular challenge as the vessel had not been serviced since it was a new build 17 years ago. Numerous issues presented themselves, such as the fact that the liner had not been sealing against the propeller correctly, evidenced by barnicles showing on the liner flange sealing surface.

It was only with Mike’s advice and technical knowledge, that we were able to come up with a workable solution to allow the vessel to return to sea in a safe manner, without a significant time impact or excessive financial overspend,” said Will Campbell, a Marine Engineer at Foyle Port. 

Mike, at all times, was thoroughly professional and diligent throughout the docking and is undoubtedly a great asset and ambassador for your company.”

Simplex was delighted that Mike has been asked to return to Killybegs to service another vessel at Foyle Port at the end of the year, as a result of this great success.

Photo: Simplex Engineer Mike Heddon (right) and Ronann Chief Engineer at Foyle Port.