Engineers carried out various repairs and upgrades on Silver Explorer (Image: Seaspan Shipyards)
Silver Explorer has rejoined Silversea Cruises’ expedition fleet following a refit at Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock in Canada.
While Silver Explorer was docked at the yard between mid-September and 11 October, a 125-strong team from Seaspan and its local supplier partners completed various upgrades. Work included repairing the tank tops, changing some of the tanks’ functionality, repairing and polishing propellers, blasting and repainting the underwater hull, and fitting a new stabiliser (or ducktail) to the ship’s stern.
The project was completed on time and within budget, and Silver Explorer returned to service the day she departed the yard.
“Our company is proud to have worked on Silver Explorer,” said Paul Hebson, vice president and general manager of Vancouver Drydock. “The enhancements to this unique vessel are the latest example of the world-class work taking place at Vancouver Drydock. Exciting projects like this enable Seaspan to create and sustain highly skilled, middle-class jobs here in our community of North Vancouver.”
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