April 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, the RESOLVE Pioneer arrived at Lake Union, Seattle, where it would be dry-docked until April 11th. Over the course of a month, the tug underwent various inspections, including engine coolers and steering linkage. While there was very little wear to general components, upgrades were made to the propeller-shaft seal systems, with a new biodegradable lubricant added to the system for environment friendliness, keel-coolers and Kort Nozzles, among other things, and anodes were replaced. Twenty one center and twenty two port-side ballast tanks underwent fairly extensive steel replacement, the fluorescent lights were changed, the tug was given a paint job and left for Anchorage looking brand new.