Cruise ship docked in dock ship
On July 12 the "Carnival Vista" arrived at Freeport just before noon. The "Boka Vanguard" was at location for receiving the ship. In the morning of July 13 the "Carnival Vista" was safely loaded aboard the "Boka Vanguard" just off Freeport. Loading Carnival Vista: https://youtu.be/tEQu1peYBFo De-watering Boka Vanguard: https://youtu.be/T_egOq5TB-Q Crew view aboard C. Vista: https://youtu.be/xMqS1Uh4xhk Time-lapse https://youtu.be/LAoqOrAo180 Boka Vanguard transport to Grand Bahamas Ship Yard: https://youtu.be/bRLhjQsxfeY
Carnival Vista’s Propulsion System to be Repaired Using First-Of-Its-Kind ‘Floating Dry Dock’
Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Netherlands-based Boskalis, a worldwide leader in marine solutions, will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind “floating dry dock” facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista’s two azipods, the ship’s main propulsion system. The procedure will entail loading the ship onto a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel, Boka Vanguard, and then docking the vessel at the Grand Bahama shipyard for the repair work. A video animation detailing the “floating dry dock” process can be viewed here www.vimeo.com/boskalis/vista. “This groundbreaking procedure made possible by Boskalis is a revolutionary way to ensure Carnival Vista’s repairs are completed in a safe, timely and efficient manner, so the ship can resume her popular seven-day schedule from Galveston later this month,” said Lars Ljoen, executive vice president of marine operations for Carnival Cruise Line.
Power black out but vessel safe
Passenger (cruise) Carnival Vista (133596 gt, built 2016) experienced technical issue causing a power blackout, during its mid-cruise from Galveston, Texas to the Caribbean, on the evening of Jul 2. The power outage impacted the mid-ship to the forward section and in addition the elevators and air-conditioning were not working. Reportedly, the navigational control wasn?t affected, and the vessel was safe. The onboard technicians and officers fixed the issue and consequently the power was restored after 40mins. Carnival Vista will reportedly undergo repairs from Jul 12 and will be back in operation on Jul 27.Upload News