Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas completes bow-to-stern revitalization
Royal Caribbean International’s Voyager of the Seas, the largest cruise ship based in Asia Pacific, has just successfully completed her month-long $80 million revitalization bringing guests in the region a variety of first-at-sea features such as the FlowRider surf simulator and Virtual Balcony staterooms. In addition the ship also received a 3D cinema, digital signage, a new Diamond Club for Crown and Anchor Society members as well as new dining options including Izumi Japanese Cuisine, Giovanni’s Table Italian trattoria and Chops Grille steakhouse. The ship’s revitalization was carried out under a contract with Sembawang Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine Ltd. and is also the largest cruise ship revitalization project ever completed in Singapore, the company said in its press release. The newly revitalized ship is sailing today from Singapore to Sydney where she will be based for her 2014/15 winter-spring season.
MSC Magnifica undergoes succesful drydocking at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam
After a very fast and successful 17-day drydocking the cruise ship MSC Magnifica left Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) for Hamburg on schedule to start her next cruise. Commenting on the MSC Magnifica project, Marc Derks, Shiprepair Rotterdam Project Manager, comments: “This was an excellent operation, I am very proud of the team. The advance planning and preparation paid off.”Khalil Benjelloul, Cruise Vessels Product Manager of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, adds: “Everything went very smoothly, we managed to do this demanding job safely and on schedule, which is vitally important in the cruise industry.”Built in 2010, the MSC Magnifica is 293 m long and has a capacity for more than 2,500 passengers. She arrived at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam on October 20 and was berthed at the yard’s largest drydock, which is 307 m in length. Mr Derks stresses that this project had the added challenge that the ship’s 800-strong crew remained on board during the work
Seacor Marine is building ever larger and more powerful mono-hull crew/supply boats. The first of these to be delivered is the 202x34-foot Alex F. McCall with some very impressive statistics.
With a length between perpendiculars of 186 feet and a 13-foot molded depth the new vessel has a light ship displacement of 277 long tons (281.45 mt). Interior capacities include 92,418 US gallons of fuel, (349.8 cubic meters), 10,848 US gallons of drill /fresh water (41.1 cu. met.) and 3,200 US gal. of potable water (12.1 cu. mt.). Discharge rates are: for drill water 300 gallons per minute at 380 feet, for fuel oil 354 gpm at 394 feet.
The 132 by 27 foot (40.2x8.2 m.) cargo deck is estimated to have a 400-long ton (406.4 metric ton) capacity. Crew accommodation includes eleven berths in six cabins. Seating is provided for 64 passengers.
The Alex F. McCall is equipped with three Cummins QSM11 powered 290-kW main generators. In addition to pumping and general ship’s needs these also power the three electric-operated 200 HP Thrustmaster tunnel bow thrusters for the DP-2 certified crew-supply boat. www.marinelink.co...
Fednav Limited held a reception on board one of its vessels, the Federal Mayumi, at the Port of Cleveland yesterday to celebrate a trio of anniversaries: the 70th year since the founding of the company, 55 years of continuous general cargo liner service from FALLine and 50 years since the establishment of its terminal division, FMT (Federal Marine Terminals).