Madiz underwent a major refit during 2004 - 2006, completing the
Special Survey with Lloyd's Register of Shipping in August 2006. She was re - classified
with Lloyd's in the original class of +100A1 and at 104 years old, she was the oldest ship
in the world to ever do so.
The refit works include :
- Replating work. Although the metal Madiz was built from,
being almost pure iron, is highly resistant to corrosion, she has, after such a long time,
need for some parts of it to be renewed. All replating work was done to the satisfaction
of Lloyds Register of Shipping.
- Addition of one large master bedroom in the space
where the boilers originally were.
- Extention of existing fuel tanks, bringing total fuel
capacity to 50 tons.
- Addition of new water tank, bringing total water capacity to
over 40 tons.
- Installation of new 105 KVA main generator.
- Installation of new Sewage Treatement System.
- Complete renovation of the Electrical installation,
including a new main switchboard and required safety systems (emergency lighting etc).
- Reconditioning of the piping system.
- Renewal of most of the teak decks and repair of the original
teak wood in others.
- Overhaul of Main Engines and other equipment under
inspection by Lloyds .
- Inspection of tailshafts, shaft bearings, rudder, propellers
& re-allignment of shafts with engines.
- Redrafting of full new set of ship's drawings, including
lines plan, profiles and decks, midship section, etc.