M.Y. Karima

48m Amels

Refit Period: October 2007 to February 2009

Undertook refit works during two repair periods; the owners took a trip around Northland coasts during summer 2007 between works.

The works carried out included: fitting a new Quantum stabiliser system into existing fuel tanks; Caterpillar main propulsion generator overhauls; ABB electric propulsion and drive system works; interiors; helideck; hydraulic systems; plumbing & ventilating systems; alarm & monitoring systems; interiors crew cabins; crew mess; saloon and guest cabins; galley systems; bridge systems; new teak decking; new helicopter deck; tender works; tank cleaning; Lloyds survey and certification works ( 15 year survey ); a new custom built 10m tender.

The helicopter was reloaded January 2009 during seatrials and the vessel departed for French Polynesia February 2009 after a challenging but very successful works period.


Re-lay new helicopter decking material, repaint helicopter hanger and areas of superstructure, covert upper deck lockers and heads to storage spaces, design, build and fit new fire lockers on deck.


Remodel crew cabins and dismantle and rebuild crew mess to fit new stabiliser system. Fit new flooring system through crew, saloon, guest and internal access areas, modify galley design and fit new appliances. Modify and upgrade crew cabins and bathrooms.


Survey works, rebuild ABB electric motors and propulsion drive systems, major service on ABB propulsion drive system, extensive works with Autronica monitoring and alarm system, switchboard and drive system modifications. Top end over haul and generator end service on 3 main propulsion generators. Remove old stabilisers and fit new zero speed stabilisers into existing fuel tank space. Re – engineer the engine room ventilation system to achieve 17°C drop in operating ambient. Fix up plumbing problems and uncompleted works list items from previous docking period. Hydraulics systems overhaul. Overhaul and reconfigure the tender cranes systems to meet survey requirement standards. Tank cleaning and inspections to survey. Overhaul ships tenders.