DISCOVER Magazine #7

Cruise ship Magellan completes maintenance

Published in category: Markets

The Global Maritime Group recently appointed Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam to conduct a wide range of scheduled maintenance and repair activities to the 46,052 GRT cruise ship Magellan. For 2 weeks out of a total of 5, the vessel was positioned in the yard’s 250-metre drydock. Here, amongst other things, her hull, rudders and propellers underwent a thorough inspection and cleaning. The scope of work undertaken ensures the vessel can operate to the highest safety levels. The work involved the yard servicing the Magellan’s stabiliser fins as well as her 16 lifeboats. The comfort of the up to 1,250 passengers was also assured with the overhaul of the air-conditioning system and the complete grey/black water system and its 700 toilets. As is usual with cruise vessel maintenance and repair, timing was of the essence. With the Magellan having a full cruise programme ahead of her for the summer, it was crucial that the work was carried out on schedule. Daniel Gerner, Project Manager at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion says, “Overall the project went smoothly, due to close cooperation between the vessel’s management, the shipyard and, last but not least, a very cooperative crew. The time scale was very challenging given the scope of the work required, but the quality of our facilities and the expertise of our workforce ensured that everything was successfully completed on time.”

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