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Ship Recycling: The Journey of a Work Barge

In the dynamic maritime industry, ships often face the end of their operational lives. At PT. Bisa Jasa Segara, also known as Batam Shipping Agency, we recently managed a work barge that exemplifies this inevitable transition. This vessel, which we had handled for many years, arrived in Batam after completing a contract with an oil drilling company. It was initially laid up in Batam, awaiting new opportunities.

However, global economic conditions shifted, demand for traditional work barges declined, and newer, technologically advanced barges became the industry’s preference. As a result, despite our efforts and extended lay-up period, the work barge remained without a new contract. Ultimately, the owner decided to sell it for scrap.

Comprehensive Maritime Agency Services

From the work barge’s arrival to its departure, Batam Shipping Agency provided a full spectrum of services to ensure smooth operations. These included:

  • Inward Clearance: We handled all the necessary documentation and customs procedures for the barge’s entry into Batam waters.
  • Supply Bunker and Spare Parts: We ensured the vessel was adequately fueled and equipped with necessary spare parts.
  • Medical Assistance and Hotel Accommodations: We arranged medical care for the crew and provided hotel accommodations as needed.
  • Stay Permits and Repatriation: We facilitated the stay permits for the crew and managed their repatriation when their contracts ended.

Expert Handling for Ship Owners and Managers

We aim to attract ship owners and ship management companies to our extensive range of maritime services. Although we do not engage in ship breaking or recycling, our expertise lies in managing vessels that transit through Batam before heading to ship breaking yards in Chittagong, Bangladesh, or Alang, India.

Our services often involve the handover of vessels from sellers to buyers, crew changes where we repatriate the old crew and bring in the new crew, and tank cleaning for tankers before they depart from Batam. For tank cleaning, we collaborate with licensed partner companies to ensure compliance with all regulations and standards.

Why Choose Batam Shipping Agency?

At Batam Shipping Agency, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive service offerings and our ability to manage all aspects of a ship’s lay-up and eventual sale or handover. Our strategic location in Batam, coupled with our extensive experience, makes us the ideal partner for ship owners and managers looking for reliable and efficient maritime agency services.

Our commitment to excellence and our wide range of services ensure that your vessel’s needs are met with professionalism and expertise, providing you with peace of mind as your ships transition through their lifecycle stages.

The story of the work barge we managed highlights the challenges and realities of the maritime industry. As ships reach the end of their operational lives, the need for efficient and comprehensive agency services becomes critical. Batam Shipping Agency stands ready to support ship owners and managers through these transitions, ensuring smooth operations and seamless handling of all related activities.

For more information or to discuss how we can assist with your maritime needs, please contact PT. Bisa Jasa Segara, Batam Shipping Agency. Let us handle your vessel’s journey with the expertise and care it deserves.

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Agency Services for a Work Barge in Batam.


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