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Drydock Positions Nigeria as Ship Maintenance Hub in West Africa | The Guardian Nigeria News

Shipside Drydock Limited has pledged to position Nigeria as a hub for ship repair and maintenance in West Africa. The company said it intends to change the narrative of the country’s maritime industry with its quality and quick delivery of projects as opposed to the idea that the dry dock sector is handicapped by multiple […]

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Report: Sullivan’s granddaughter criticizes ship maintenance |

WATERLOO – Saturday’s discovery of the wreck of the USS Juneau, on which the five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo served and perished with nearly 700 shipmates during World War II, was a moving and bittersweet experience for descendants of deceased sailors. “There are over 700 Navy families affected by this and my heart goes out […]

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Naval maintenance welcomed in Russia

Image source: Nakhodka Ship Repair Yard As IAA PortNews is informed, the RF Ministry of Finance will assess the proposals of ad hoc ministries on zero-rate VAT for ship repair in Russia by the end of April. The initiative can both reduce the cost of repairs in Russia and redirect Russian ships to domestic repair […]

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GAO urges Navy to act on ship maintenance and repair to increase readiness

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the U.S. Navy collected, but did not analyze, limited data on the performance of interim maintenance periods — work that often occurs while a ship is docked and capable to start within 96 hours. Based on this data, the GAO found that the Navy had completed 191 of […]

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Navy Vessel Maintenance: Actions Needed to Monitor and Manage Performance of Intermediate Maintenance Periods

What the GAO found The Navy collected, but did not analyze, limited data on the performance of interim maintenance periods – work often occurring while a ship is docked and able to start within 96 hours. Based on this data, the GAO found that the Navy completed 191 of 414 (46%) overdue submarine interim maintenance […]

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Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill discusses the possible navy ship maintenance plant called the Lordstown-Lorain project

LORDSTOWN VILLAGE, Ohio (WKBN) — Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill first announced to 27 First News a plan to bring a Navy ship maintenance plant to the village on Thursday. He said he was 90% sure it would happen. Hill explained how, two years ago, Captain Ed Bartlett of the Cleveland-based Bartlett Maritime Corporation called him […]

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Mayor of Lordstown discusses possible navy ship maintenance plant

LORDSTOWN VILLAGE, Ohio (WKBN) — Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill first announced to 27 First News a plan to bring a Navy ship maintenance plant to the village on Thursday. He said he was 90% sure it would happen. Hill explained how, two years ago, Captain Ed Bartlett of the Cleveland-based Bartlett Maritime Corporation called him […]

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Navy reports improved vessel maintenance, but still falls short of NOC targets

WASHINGTON – The US Navy has significantly improved its ability to maintain surface ships – but has not eliminated repair time overruns as wanted by the chief of naval operations. High-profile reviews in 2010 and again in 2017 highlighted the decline in surface navy readiness, including a decline in ship materiel readiness. Maintenance periods would […]

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Navy awards $ 977 million in non-nuclear vessel maintenance contracts to 6 companies

https://www.govconwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/six-companies-win-spots-1.mp3 Six large and small companies have secured positions on a pair of contracts worth a combined $ 977.4 million, to help the US Navy maintain non-nuclear amphibious and surface combatants visiting or stationed in the port of Norfolk, Virginia. Naval Sea Systems Command provides modernization, repair and maintenance services for six classes of ships […]

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Austal: US Expands Ship Maintenance and Repair Capabilities with San Diego Lease Finalized

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT DECEMBER 16, 2022 Austal USA Expands Ship Maintenance and Repair Capabilities with San Diego Lease Finalized Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce that Austal USA has completed the purchase of a long-term lease for the Marine Group Boat Works facility in the Port of San Diego, USA , allowing the […]

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Brig Niagara returns to Erie after tall ship maintenance in Cleveland

US Brig Niagara returns home to Erie in good shape after spending two months in Cleveland for maintenance. “She is doing very well at the moment,” said Captain Christopher Cusson on Tuesday. “We gave her a lot of love … to get her ready for the next sailing season.” The tall ship was scheduled to […]

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Navy awards $ 1.7 billion in maintenance and repair contracts for IDIQ vessels

https://www.govconwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/navy-awards-1-7b.mp3 The US Navy has awarded four five-year contracts worth a combined $ 1.74 billion to provide maintenance, repair and modernization services for non-nuclear surface combatants and amphibians. Multi-award, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contracts covering Lots 1-4 include scheduled docking and no-docking, ongoing and emergent maintenance support for amphibious and surface combatant ships in […]

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US Navy advances maintenance of littoral combat ships

File image courtesy of USN Posted on November 18, 2021 at 10:46 PM by The maritime executive After a long series of controversies, the US Navy has good news regarding its Littoral combat ship fleet. He accepted delivery of his first repair Freedom-class LCS, the final mark of approval for a class-wide fix for the […]

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US Navy makes progress in maintaining coastal combat ships

File image courtesy of USN Posted on November 18, 2021 at 10:46 p.m. by The Maritime Executive After a long series of controversies, the US Navy has good news regarding its fleet of Littoral Combat Ships. He accepted delivery of his first repair Freedom-LCS class, the final mark of approval for a class-wide solution for […]

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HMCS Nanaimo’s bell returns home to be “kept in a safe place” during ship maintenance – Nanaimo News Bulletin

The bell of the Royal Canadian Navy ship, HMCS Nanaimo, is at home to “keep it safe” while the ship undergoes maintenance. According to a press release from the City of Nanaimo, tradition has it that whenever a Royal Canadian Navy vessel enters dry dock, the bell is brought to the city of the vessel’s […]

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Riviera – Expert opinions – Flattening the costs of ship maintenance on a roller coaster

“Give me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. The statement may be familiar to some shipowners, especially when it comes to the onerous task of planning and budgeting for maintenance. Predictive maintenance is one of the great […]

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Commander NAVSEA: Planning efforts show positive results in vessel maintenance

Vice admiral. William J. Galinis aboard during a Pearl Harbor Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facilities change of command ceremony in June. US NAVY / Justice Vannatta ARLINGTON, Va .– The commander of Naval Sea Systems Command said efforts to improve vessel maintenance availability planning are yielding positive results and helping shipyards get the job done. […]

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Austal expands its naval maintenance wings in the United States

International shipbuilder Austal is expanding its presence in the United States following the award of new contracts to support the Littoral fleet of combat ships on the east and west coasts. The Perth-based company, which built the Independence-class LCS (pictured) at its Mobile, Alabama shipyard, today announced that it has been awarded contracts to support […]

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US Navy issues several contracts for the maintenance of coastal combat ships

The United States Department of Defense has awarded several contracts with a cumulative value of $ 2.7 billion to support the sustainment execution efforts of all Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) based in Mayport, Fla. ( East Coast). These contracts involve several naval industries, including BAE Systems, Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, Austal USA and Life […]

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Trinidad and Tobago partners with Austal in naval maintenance company

New Elizabeth gonzales Saturday July 17, 2021 Prime Minister Keith Rowley. Photo by Sureash Cholai The government is at an advanced stage of discussions with Austal, the Australian shipping company, on a partnership to set up a program in Chaguaramas aimed at developing a robust naval maintenance industry. The Prime Minister announced it at Coast […]

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VCNO: The Greyhound Task Force of the Navy “A strong approach” for the maintenance of ships

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) arrives at the port of Pascagoula, Mississippi. in 2018 aboard the heavy lift vessel MV Transshelf, to begin restoration and modernization work at the Huntington Ingalls’ Industries shipyard. US NAVY / David L. Stoltz ARLINGON, Virginia – The Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) told Congress that the […]

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GAO Report: Navy Overpays Maintenance Of Coastal Combatant Ships

April 30 (UPI) – The US Navy’s maintenance program for its littoral combat vessels includes the cost of major unscheduled work, according to a government report released Friday. The 32-page Government Accountability Office report notes that because the Navy “lacks sufficient technical data from the manufacturer” to maintain systems on board ships, additional coordination and […]

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Seven companies receive $ 115 million Navy contract amendment for ship maintenance work in San Diego

Seven companies based in California and Virginia have received an amendment to contracts previously awarded to the US Navy for the ongoing maintenance of guided missile destroyers, cruisers and amphibious ships stationed or visiting San Diego. Potential $ 114.7 million contract amendment awarded to Colonna West, East Coast Repair and Fabrication, Epsilon Systems Solutions, Marine […]

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BIW secures $ 146 million contract amendment to perform vessel maintenance

BATH – Bath Iron Works was awarded a $ 146 million federal contract amendment to continue the maintenance and modernization of existing Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Arleigh Burkes are the primary type of vessel produced by BIW, a subsidiary of aerospace and defense company General Dynamics. The company is already performing post-delivery maintenance work on 69 […]

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Ship maintenance delays endanger national security, says congressman

Navy ships that cannot deploy regularly due to maintenance delays are “not worth much,” Virginia Representative Rob Wittman said on Wednesday. And if these ships are not at sea, they are sending the wrong message to American adversaries. “We can have the largest ships in the world, from our nuclear aircraft carriers to our submarines […]

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The navy in search of better approaches to ship maintenance

JUST IN: The Navy Seeks Better Approaches To Ship Maintenance Public domain The Navy hopes to change the way it takes care of its ships after years of maintenance issues, according to a service official. Rear Adm. Eric Hage, commander of the Regional Naval Maintenance Center and director of surface vessel maintenance and modernization for […]

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ManTech wins IT contract to support US Navy ship maintenance

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the location of Portsmouth Dockyard. It is located in Maine. WASHINGTON — ManTech has won an $87 million contract for computer work on the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command’s ship maintenance mission, the company announced July 22. Under the five-year contract, ManTech will support the Navy’s […]

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Government of Canada awards contract to support maintenance of Halifax-class ships

As stated in Canada’s defense policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian Armed Forces with the modern and efficient equipment necessary to support its operations. This includes supporting the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) combat vessel fleet to ensure they remain operationally efficient and capable until the transition to […]

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The Navy mobilizes reservists to support ship maintenance

Last week, the Navy announced it was mobilizing 1,629 reservists to support maintenance of aircraft carriers and submarines at its four public shipyards from July. This mobilization will help reduce the maintenance backlog that has developed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In March, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) authorized weather and safety holidays for shipyard […]

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Bath Iron Works wins additional $ 42.8 million contract for vessel maintenance and modernization

The $ 42.8 million contract will fund updates and maintenance work on the Naval Fleet’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, such as the USS Thomas Hudner, pictured above. Photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works BATH – The Navy awarded Bath Iron Works an addition of nearly $ 43 million to a previous contract to continue to perform […]

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The Navy mobilizes reservists as part of the SurgeMain program to support vessel maintenance> Naval Sea Systems Command> Module Saved News

WASHINGTON – The Navy is mobilizing 1,629 reservists to support the maintenance of aircraft carriers and submarines at its four public shipyards from July. This mobilization will help reduce the maintenance backlog that has developed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) authorized weather and safety holidays for shipyard personnel […]

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Maintenance of Navy vessels: Evaluating the results of the pilot program could inform decisions to address persistent scheduling challenges

What GAO found Since switching to the Multiple Contract Multiple Order (MAC-MO) contracting approach for vessel maintenance work in 2015, the Navy has increased competitive opportunities, gained flexibility to ensure quality of work and limited cost growth, but schedule delays persist. During this period, 21 of the 41 vessel maintenance periods, called availabilities, for major […]

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How digital twins keep the Navy one step ahead of ship maintenance

With a digital twin of a ship, the Navy can perform repairs and maintenance aboard the ship at sea, ensuring combat systems readiness without the need to dock. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Port Hueneme, Calif., Worked with Aerial Alchemy, an unmanned aerial systems company, to research ways to use digital twins and […]

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How digital twins keep the Navy one step ahead of ship maintenance – GCN

How digital twins keep the Navy ahead of ship maintenance By Stéphanie Kanowitz May 01, 2020 With a digital twin of a ship, the Navy can perform repairs and maintenance aboard the ship at sea, ensuring combat systems readiness without the need to dock. The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Port Hueneme, Calif., Worked […]

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Navy vessel maintenance budget would increase by 3% with additional funds

The US Navy’s vessel maintenance budget now includes two sources of funding: traditional operations and maintenance funding; and a new procurement fund item added by Congress last year and re-requested by the administration for 2021. In total, the total budget of $ 13.5 billion for fiscal year 2021 represents an increase of 3.1%. The Navy’s […]

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NAVSEA plans to change the price of vessel maintenance bonuses

USS Somerset (LPD-25) arrives at General Dynamic’s NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego for a Chief of Naval Operations maintenance availability in 2017. US Navy Photo WASHINGTON, DC – Changing the way the Navy awards ship maintenance contracts could improve the way private shipyards finish their jobs on time, said the commanding officer of Naval Sea […]

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Maintenance of Navy vessels: measures needed to address maintenance delays for surface vessels based abroad

What GAO found The Navy maintains the 38 surface vessels based in Japan, Spain and Bahrain through a mix of Navy operated facilities and private contractors. The Navy uses different maintenance approaches at each location depending on the number and type of vessels based there and the Navy industrial base and private contractors available to […]

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Navy strives to get 71% of vessel maintenance on time this year, no extensions by end of 2021

Tugs maneuver the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) into a dry-dock position in preparation for the extended dry-dock of the Selected Restricted Availability Vessel (EDSRA) March 5, 2019. US Navy Photo. ARLINGTON, Va .– The chief of naval operations has given the Navy an ambitious goal of eliminating operational days lost due to […]

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Delays in vessel maintenance could impact naval readiness and operational functions, senators warn

In a photo from August 10, 2019, the USS Connecticut exits Dry Dock 4 at the Puget Sound Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., During a 5-month maintenance and modernization period and a half, officially known as Mooring Continuous Maintenance Availability. (Max Maxfield / US Navy) WASHINGTON – Over the past five years, […]

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NOC names timely vessel maintenance and sailor training as priorities during visit to Italy

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday addresses Sailors during a Call to All October 18, 2019, in Naples, Italy. (Jonathan Nelson / US Navy) Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday addresses Sailors during a Call to All October 18, 2019, in Naples, Italy. (Jonathan Nelson / US Navy) Chief of Naval Operations Admiral […]

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Gilday recognizes the challenges of vessel maintenance and is committed to studying the obstacles to preparation

Hull Maintenance Technician 2nd Class Lashavya Barber welds aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Eisenhower is subject to Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at the Norfolk Shipyard. US Navy photo. CAPITOL HILL – Vice-Admiral Michael Gilday says he’s ready to get smart at ship maintenance and meet the Navy’s ongoing readiness challenges […]

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Navy Refines How Data Analytics Could Predict Ship Maintenance Needs

Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Patrick Zembol, from Romeo, Mich., Welds a stud in the welding shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76). US Navy Photo The post has been updated to include the correct terminology. WASHINGTON, DC – Extending the life of existing ships using data-driven maintenance efforts is the best strategy […]

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DVIDS – News – Consolidated vessel maintenance support facility opens in Bahrain

BAHRAIN NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment (Det) Bahrain; Commander, CINQ Naval Surface Squadron (CINQ CNSS); and Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain opened a new Consolidated Ship Maintenance Support Facility at NSA Bahrain on May 1, 2019. Captain (N) Darren Guenther, commander of NSA Bahrain, said when opening the facility: […]

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US NAVSEA develops cold spraying technique for ship maintenance

The US Naval Seas Systems Command (NAVSEA) 04 × 3 Tactical Innovation Implementation Laboratory (TIIL) has led the development of a novel cold spray technique, which can improve the routine maintenance of vessels and extend the life of components of older vessels. The cold spray process works by jetting a combination of metal powder and […]

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Quebec’s Davie shipyard splits billion-dollar ship maintenance contracts

The Davie shipyard in Quebec is in the process of securing a share of the multi-billion dollar federal contracts for the maintenance of 12 Canadian navy ships. Public Services and Procurement Canada announced in a statement Thursday that it intends to sign contracts worth $ 7 billion with Davie, in Levis, Que., Irving Shipbuilding Inc. […]

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Classnk updates ship maintenance checklist

Classification society ClassNK has released the latest version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships (October 2017), a checklist designed for use by ship masters, crew, ship owners and other key personnel to ensure vessels are safe, well-maintained and in compliance with regulations. . ClassNK’s Investigative Operations Division Manager, Yoshinori Kozeki, said, “This easy-to-use checklist is the […]

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DND union in Esquimalt protests privatization of warship maintenance – Victoria News

DND Union in Esquimalt Protests Privatization of Warship Maintenance National decision could affect jobs on west coast, union says Department of National Defense employees were in Esquimalt near Canteen Road this afternoon, protesting a deal the Liberal government made with a French company to maintain Arctic offshore patrol vessels and joint support ships. Protesters stopped […]

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DND union in Esquimalt protests privatization of warship maintenance – Saanich News

DND Union in Esquimalt Protests Privatization of Warship Maintenance National decision could affect jobs on west coast, union says Department of National Defense employees were in Esquimalt near Canteen Road this afternoon, protesting a deal the Liberal government made with a French company to maintain Arctic offshore patrol vessels and joint support ships. Protesters stopped […]

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Navy plans to improve vessel maintenance contracts to ensure availability on time and on budget

Lt. Cmdr. Taylor South, right, assigned to the Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC), and Kevin Eppleman, a civilian diver assigned to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC), perform an inspection of the cruiser’s propeller Ticonderoga-class guided-missile USS Hue City (CG 66) in Souda Bay, Greece, July 3, 2017. US Navy photo. SAN DIEGO – […]

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Optimization of passenger ship maintenance schedules

This article first appeared in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. The maintenance of engines and equipment on board cruise ships and ferries is essential to ensure their safe and reliable operation. “All equipment must be properly […]

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BAE Systems tests new SEA-CORES technology to improve vessel maintenance

BAE Systems is testing a new technology, the Ship Energy Assessment – Condition Optimization & Routing Enhancement System (SEA-CORES), which is being developed to transform ship maintenance for the UK Royal Navy and commercial organisations. Sponsored by Innovate UK, the jointly funded research project aims to develop technology that monitors equipment, fuel and energy performance […]

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Damen performs cruise ship maintenance

Astor and Marco Polo receive renovations and class investigation Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has recently completed a number of cruise ship repair and refurbishment projects in the Netherlands, including Astor and Marco Polo, both operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages. The ships went to Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV) for an extensive program of scheduled and […]