B+V Reports Busy Repair Docks in August

Thursday, August 28, 2003
Despite the difficult market situation Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH has been able to book new orders so that the docks are quite busy in August. On Tuesday, August 5, 2003, the bulk carrier ANANGLE VENTURE of Anangel Purity Compania Navio arrived. The 226 m long and 32.2 m wide ship, which had been tugged across the Atlantic, will be provided with a new rudder. The new rudder had been designed and built at the yard during the last four weeks. The ship will be staying in dock 11 for about nine days. In the middle of week 32, the reefer FORTUNE BAY of Vertex Shipholding SA will call at Blohm + Voss and be docked for two days (dock 16) to repair cracks in the rudder. The reefer has a length of 144.52 m and a breadth of 21.80 m. The 239 m tanker YOUNG LADY in service under the flag of the Isle of Man is to arrive on Friday, August 15, 2003. The tanker will be docked for six days in dock 11 and thereupon equipped with two new winches and 14 new bollards. In addition, a monitoring system will be installed. Another LNG tanker will be docked on Saturday, August 16, 2003 in ELBE 17. The conversion of the tanker MATTHEW is a large order for Blohm + Voss Repair. The tanker will stay at the yard for about 50 days during which the 288.12 m long and 41.15 m wide tanker will be equipped with a new workshop and a new genset room. In addition, the tanker will be provided with new winches and a free-falling rescue boat will be fitted. On Monday, August 18, 2003, the floating crane HHLA IV will be subjected to a routine docking of about four days prescribed by the classification society. Paintwork and work on the seawater valves will be carried out. In addition to this, an order for the cruise liner HANSEATIC has been signed: On Monday, August 25, the 122.73 m long and 18 m wide HANSEATIC will be hauled into dock 10 to refurbish the cabins and the cinema. During the 14-day stay, the cabins will be provided with sprinklers and the decks and the pool will be newly decorated. In addition, an emergency genset will be installed.
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