Kenya Shipyards Limited, Mombasa recently announced the successful floating of the KNS Shupavu after undergoing extensive refit work. The vessel is now receiving minor works at the Dockyard, with the latest addition being the mounting of a davit crane.
A davit crane is a small crane that is commonly used on ships to lift heavy objects or equipment. It consists of a vertical post, a horizontal arm, and a winch that can be used to lift or lower objects. The Davit crane is an essential piece of equipment for any vessel, as it allows for the safe and efficient handling of heavy loads.
The mounting of the davit crane on the KNS Shupavu is an important milestone in the vessel’s refit process. It will enable the crew to safely lift and move heavy equipment and supplies, such as life rafts, rescue boats, and other important gear.
The KNS Shupavu is a patrol vessel that was built in the early 1990s. It has served the Kenyan Navy well over the years. The vessel was taken to the Kenya Shipyards Limited, Mombasa for extensive refit work, which included the installation of new equipment and systems, as well as repairs and maintenance works. This demonstrates the high skills and expertise of KSL staff and their commitment to delivering high-quality workmanship.