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July 2010 www.marinelink.com 23 ber 14, 2009 to Pearl Harbor Naval Ship- yard’s Dry Dock 4, where it underwent a 12-week, $18m repair and renovation project. The ship returned to its perma- nent home pier near the U.S.S. Arizona and reopened to visitors on January 30.
Visitors continue to flock to the Missouri at a rate of approximately 1,400 per day, taking advantage of the rich historical ex- perience that this and other Pearl Harbor historic sites have to offer. “Nearly 5,500 gallons of Sherwin-
Williams high-performance marine and protective coatings were applied to the
Battleship Missouri to preserve more than eight acres of surface area,” said
Ron Chavez, Chief Engineer, Battleship
Missouri Memorial. “We required a quality product for the underwater hull in particular, since following dry docking the steel would be submerged for decades to come. We identified Sherwin-
Williams’ Dura-Plate UHS Epoxy and
SeaGuard Vinyl Antifoulant as providing the best combination of quality and price, fitting the bill for the job. Thanks to the support of those such as Sherwin-
Williams, the Battleship Missouri will stand the test of time as a floating me- morial and historic attraction in Pearl
Sherwin-Williams also provided tech- nical expertise and worked closely with the shipyard and BAE Systems Hawaii
Shipyards, the project’s lead contractor.
The Missouri’s return from dry docking comes just in time to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of World War
II this summer. On Sept. 2, the Battleship
Missouri Memorial will commemorate the anniversary of Imperial Japan’s sur- render to the Allied Powers.
Examples of some high-profile Euronavy ES301 applications include: • Ballast tanks, bilges and other areas on U.S. Navy vessels; the only system ap- proved for U.S. Navy ballast tanks when hydroblasting is used as surface prepara- tion • Refurbishment of oil rig PSS Chemul (Mobile, Ala.), plus general offshore platform and ship maintenance for PEMEX (Mexico) • Platform, ship and equipment maintenance for Petrobras in the U.S.A., Eu- rope, Singapore and Brazil • Ballast and cargo tank repairs on the Transpetro (Brazil) fleet • Hull conversion on Aker Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) • Refurbishment of Transocean’s Discoverer 534 and Seven Seas Drill ships and tank repair of Nordic jack up (Malaysia) • Platform maintenance of the Alaska Star and Olinda Star oil rigs • Critical areas of Type 209PN submarines for the Portugese Navy.