Seaspan Completes Dry Docking of Ice-Strengthened Expedition Ship SILVER EXPLORER
Seaspan, the large Canadian marine conglomerate, announced this week that its Vancouver Drydock division recently completed a project on the innovative ice-classed passenger liner SILVER EXPLORER.
The Bahamian-flagged SILVER EXPLORER is a 354’ expedition cruise ship that carries 144 passengers and 118 crew. She’s been classed Lloyds since delivery in 1989 and is rated Ice Class 1A for operations in the Arctic and Antarctic.
In addition to the SILVER EXPLORER, the operator, Silversea Cruises, Ltd., operates an additional 9 vessels and expects to build another 3 in partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Work completed on the SILVER EXPLORER at the Vancouver Drydock included the installation of a stern ducktail, (a swim step looking addition to the stern that adds stability and increases efficiency), tank top repairs, propeller repair, and a shave and a haircut.
Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock is located just north of the U.S.-Canadian border and provides a full range of ship repair services. The Drydock operates two Lloyds registered floating drydocks, a heavy machine shop with two 40 ton cranes, and machine lathes that can mill shafts up to 50’. Seaspan also operates another shipyard in Victoria, both shipyards are certified ISO 9001:2015 for quality, ISO 14001 for environment, and OHSAS 18001 for safety by Lloyds.
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