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REGINA BALTICA,in drydock in Gibraltar
Due to continuing problems with the REGINA BALTICA, which is now in drydock in Gibraltar, Baleària advises that its sailings between Almeria and Melilla will not resume before 8 January.
Emergency docking at Harwich after legionella bacteria were found
Offshore wind farm workers have stopped taking showers and drinking water over fears they we re at risk of disease after legionella bacteria were found in water onboard the "Regina Baltica" which houses 100 men working on the Sherringham Shole wind farm. The ship made an emergency docking at Harwich International Port on May 2, 2012, to tackle the problem which stopped some passengers from eating and drinking tap water for three days. The "Regina Baltica" goes out to sea for three weeks at a time so engineers and labourers from across Europe can work on the wind farm near Norfolk. Employees claim they have been struggling with sickness and diarrhoea during the last two months of work and are worried about the latest revelation.
New floating hotel for Sheringham Shoal windfarm
A new floating hotel for windfarm construction workers is due to arrive at the Sheringham Shoal offshore windfarm in the UK to replace the previous “floatel”, which is required elsewhere. The 145m former cruise ferry Regina Baltica joins the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm in February. Regina Baltica has been contracted as a hotel vessel for at least six months to provide accommodation for the workers who will install and commission the remaining wind turbines and electrical infrastructure at the windfarm. She takes over from 153m Wind Ambition, which leaves the Scira Offshore Energy project at the end of this month. Source : Offshore News OnlineUpload News