The Research Vessel Savannah is currently out of the water and up on blocks at Savannah Marine Repair for biannual maintenance and repair.
During this shipyard period, the vessel exterior will be prepped and completely repainted. Propellers, propeller shafts and shaft bearings will be replaced. All fuel tanks will be opened and cleaned and all sea valves will opened, inspected and repaired or replaced as necessary.
A five-year inspection by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is being conducted to ensure standards of hull integrity and sea-worthiness. The vessel crew is also undertaking various maintenance tasks prior to the full start of another busy year.