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'Columbus'

'Columbus' readied for summer cruise season

Date
June 2017
Ship name
'Columbus'
Ship type
Sea Cruise
Yard
Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
Tasks performed for this project
  • Maintenance works

CMV sent the newest member of their fleet – the cruise ship Columbus – to Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) for maintenance and repair works. “Not only is the Columbus 245 metres long, she also has a draught of 8.2 metres. For such vessel dimensions, the facilities that we have here at DSR are ideal,” says DSR Project Manager Vincent van Rulo.

TECHNICAL ASPECTS

After docking, the DSR team immediately got to work with a painting programme that included the application of the company logos and markings of the new owners.

In addition to cleaning and repair of ship’s tanks, and propeller polishing, technical aspects of the project included maintenance of the:

  • Main engines
  • Generators
  • Thrusters
  • Numerous valves and pipelines (renewal where necessary)
  • All lifeboats, tenders and davits

LOGISTICS

The key part of this project was its fixed timescale: “The Columbus had to be in Tilbury for her naming ceremony and then to receive her first guests on 11 June,” Mr Van Rulo notes. “This called for anticipation and fast reaction to all issues that we came across.”

The ship’s approximately 700-strong crew stayed on board during the docking. They were carrying out refitting and refurbishment of the vessel’s accommodation, shops, restaurants and recreational areas. “While this added to the logistical challenges of the project, we had good communication and organised everything with the ship’s crew so that we all could get the job done within the timeframe,” adds Mr Van Rulo.

DAMEN SHIPREPAIR ROTTERDAM

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Part of the Damen Shipyards Group, Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR) is a leading ship repair and conversion yard in the Netherlands and one of the largest in Western Europe.

  • After docking, the DSR team immediately got to work with a painting programme that included the application of the company logos and markings of the new owners.
  • Cruise ship 'Columbus' at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
  • After docking, the DSR team immediately got to work with a painting programme that included the application of the company logos and markings of the new owners.
  • Cruise ship 'Columbus' at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam

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