Great Lakes Shipyard awarded contract by Geo Gradel & Co. for drydocking, repairs

Tug George Gradel at Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio.

Great Lakes Shipyard was awarded a contract for drydocking and repairs by Geo Gradel & Co. for tug George Gradel and barge Moby Dick. The contract for the 2,400 HP tug includes steel repairs, keel cooler repairs, underwater hull inspections and repairs, as well as painting and replacing fuel tanks. Work is scheduled to be complete by the end of June.

Work on Moby Dick, the 120- by 33- 10.5-foot deck barge with 875-ton capacity, included surveys, inspections and repairs for load-line renewal. Work was completed June 5.

As a regular customer of Great Lakes Shipyard, these are the third and fourth drydockings for Geo Gradel & Co. this year.

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