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‘Spirit of Britain’ and ‘Spirit of France’

Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen is chosen to carry out annual maintenance and surveys to two P&O ferries

Date
January 2016
Ship name
‘Spirit of Britain’ and ‘Spirit of France’
Ship type
Ferry
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen
Tasks performed for this project
  • Annual survey
  • Maintenance

After two years of successfully carrying out maintenance work to P&O Ferries short sea vessels, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has again been chosen to complete further annual maintenance work.

The latest work was to the ‘Spirit of France’ and the ‘Spirit of Britain’ that visited Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for their annual survey and maintenance.

The ‘Spirit of France’ was first into the dry dock in December 2015 for a period of four days followed by sister ship ‘Spirit of Britain’. Both vessels had a series of planned maintenance work carried out.

Both ferries are 213 meters long making them two of the longest operating in Europe. They are used by P&O on the Dover to Calais route and are two of the company’s newest vessels, built in 2010.

'Spirit of France'

Workers completed essential work to the ‘Spirit of France’ including propeller works such as seal renewal and split liner checking plus wear down measurement.

In addition checks were carried out to the rudder, with special care taken to check clearances, the boiler was serviced with pressure testing of the relief valves and work was carried out to the starboard hub.

Minor steel repairs were carried out to the fendering and to one of the decks and the ship’s four air receivers were examined with safety valves exchanged and the inside of the receivers painted.

The sludge tank was replaced, the black water piping modified and the hull was pressure washed to remove the weed growth.

'Spirit of Britain'

Long shifts were worked to ensure work to the ‘Spirit of Britain’ was finished on schedule.

Standard docking tasks included repairs to the ferry’s rudder and bow thruster plus repairs to the bow doors and the outer shaft and painting work.

“Good planning ensured the job went well for the client,” explained Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen project manager Ron Brusket. “The client was very pleased.”

Agreement

Both vessels have previously visited DSC in 2013 and 2014 and DSC is currently in the middle of a refit of all of P&O’s six of the company’s ‘short sea’ vessels.

“To strengthen our cooperation, P&O and DSC have signed a heads of agreement,” explained sales manager Edwin Ruppert. “The agreement allows both parties to work more closely together and to simplify doing business in emergency cases.”

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Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen is within easy reach of the major North Sea shipping routes and in the centre of the ARA-ports with the North Sea only six miles away, which eliminates costly diversions.

  • The latest work was to the ‘Spirit of France’ and the ‘Spirit of Britain’ that visited Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for their annual survey and maintenance
  • The latest work was to the ‘Spirit of France’ and the ‘Spirit of Britain’ that visited Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen for their annual survey and maintenance

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