Merwede Shipyard to Build Holiday Ship

Wednesday, November 17, 2004
The National Association the Zonnebloem has chosen the Merwede Shipyard to build the new holiday ship for the sick and handicapped. The contract was signed on November 4 at the shipyard in Hardinxveld-Giessendam. The plan is to start work at the yard in spring 2005 on building the new holiday ship of the Zonnebloem. The first holiday makers will be able to board the ship in March 2006.

Ton Rietdijk, director of Merwede Shipyard, is enthusiastic about the new commission. "It is an honor to be able to build such a special ship. The specially adapted sailing holidays of the Zonnebloem are extremely important for the serious ill and handicapped. It is a real pleasure to be able to contribute to this." Marijke van Eck, director of the Zonnebloem, has every faith in the chosen shipyard: "Merwede Shipyard has a great deal of experience in building river cruise ships. What is more, the yard has already once built a ship for sick and handicapped passengers. The company therefore knows precisely what is involved." Merwede Shipyard is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHC Caland.

With the new ship the Zonnebloem will be able to continue to organize sailing holidays for the sick and handicapped. The current, almost 20-year-old, Zonnebloem ship no longer meets the organization’s needs.

This considerably larger ship will soon meet all contemporary quality requirements in the area of privacy, comfort, hygiene, sanitary facilities and working conditions and will be fitted with modern features. There will be, for example, single as well as double cabins for guests. The cabins will be larger and for every two persons there will be a bathroom with a shower and toilet. The new ship is also faster, more manoeuvrable and provides the passengers with wonderful views.

The National Association the Zonnebloem is a national volunteer organization that works for people who due to illness, handicap or age are restricted physically. Each year the 37,000 volunteers make more than a million house visits. The Zonnebloem also organizes various events, excursions and holidays such as the popular boat trips. The new holiday ship will soon provide space for 2850 sick and handicapped passengers per year.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

MacGregor Wins Stena RoRo Conversion Job

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received a contract from Stena North Sea Ltd. to convert the 29,800gt RoPax ferry Dieppe Seaways to optimize it for its new route

SBI Offshore Negotiating Contract for Rig Builds

SBI Offshore Limited has announced that the Middle East-Chinese consortium, which recently awarded its subsidiary a contract to provide design and engineering services for a jack-up drilling rig,

Brazilian PSVs Get Rolls-Royce Offshore Cranes

Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) presently under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda.

Offshore

ABS to Class First Self-elevating Unit Built in Qatar

ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, was selected by Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) to class its LB310S liftboat,

Industry Partnership to Enhance BOP Maintenance

The maintenance of blowout preventers (BOPs) has significant financial, logistical and safety implications for drilling operators and rig owners. DNV GL has now

Transnet National Ports Authority Orders 9 Voith Water Tractors

In South Africa’s largest local shipbuilding contract Transnet National Ports Authority has ordered nine new Voith Water Tractors (VWT) for use in several ports across the country.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1283 sec (8 req/sec)