On June 3rd Resolve was contacted by PetroJam, Jamaica’s oil refinery, in response to an incident that damaged their main oil & cargo transfer berths. A tanker was scheduled to offload heavy fuel oil on June 2nd when it allided with its berth; damaging a crucial 90ft section of the dock that housed the intake manifolds for nearly all of the LPG (liquid petroleum gas), Ethanol, Gas, Diesel, Heavy oil, and Kerosene lines; essentially interrupting the flow of all the fuels entering Jamaica.
Resolve was immediately contracted following a 3rd party’s recommendation and immediately mobilized, surveyed the area, and utilized local resources to quickly inspect the debris and salvage reusable pipes. Time was of the essence as every passing hour meant costly delays in refuelling cruise/shipping vessels, airlines, power facilities, mass transit and general road transportation.
Preliminary inspections using Resolve’s divers and remote operated vehicles (ROV) found that none of the transfer pipes were salvageable. This meant that Resolve would have to quickly identify, flush, cut, raise, weld, and reroute 7 major pipes in order to restore the islands fuel supply. Meanwhile, Resolve divers and ROV technicians surveyed the remaining dock’s physical infrastructure and assessed the condition of the entire berth and cargo handling systems as part of the engineering analysis required for reopenin for operations.
Resolve has since completed their work in Jamaica on June 27th and commended both PetroJam and local government officials for teir cooperation and responsiveness in this time sensitive undertaking.