Despite the difficult market situation Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH
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
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.