M/V Tustemena

Ketchikan, Alaska

Owner: Alaska Marine Highway System

Client Name: Alaska Ship and Dry-dock

Engagement Scope

The Sutor Group was engaged by the Alaska Marine Highway System, ship owner, to assist them in the defense of a delay and disruption claim brought by Southwest Marine, a shipyard located in San Diego, CA.

Project description

This was a major renovation of the ship including various improvements to electrical, mechanical, navigational, propulsion systems, as well as, steel renewal and improvements to living spaces.

Entitlement issues

Entitlement issues involved notice requirements, changes in plans & specifications, owner contract administration, constructive acceleration

Type of impacts

Schedule delay, labor inefficiencies, disruption to work sequences, crowding of trades, acceleration, extended project overhead, extended home office overhead.