Anthem of the Seas
Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance work on 'Anthem of the Seas'
- August 2020
- Ship name
- Anthem of the Seas
- Ship type
- Sea Cruise
- Damen Shiprepair Brest
- Tasks performed for this project
Damen Shiprepair Brest recently completed maintenance works to RCL Cruises’ Anthem of the Seas. The yard received the contract for the project having demonstrated its ability to execute a quick turnaround. In 2018, DSBr provided crew accommodation alongside another RCL Cruises vessel for 50 hours to facilitate garbage removal following an Atlantic crossing; timing was imperative with the ship expected in Southampton to collect passengers for another voyage.
The arrival of Anthem of the Seas was DSBr’s first real docking of a cruise vessel for RCL Cruises. The yard was preparing for the project for approximately one year. This entailed a degree of flexibility, with the outbreak of the coronavirus altering the scope of work at the last moment.
Preparations for the project included mobilizing a 500-ton crane in order to undertake the removal and re-fitting of the gondola for bearing replacement. Other tasks included Azipod horizontal bearings replacement, cleaning of the hull and paint repairs, valve inspection, bow thrusters inspection, stabiliser inspection, lifeboat and davits load testing and logistics works.
With good planning, assisted by favourable weather conditions, DSBr managed to turn the project around in the allocated timeframe of 17 days.
Type of tasks performed
AZIPOD horizontal bearings replacement
Cleaning of hull and paint repairs
North star removal and fitting on pier for bearing replacement on gondola and basement bearing - 500 Tons crane mobilized for the operation
Bow thrusters (x4 pcs) inspection
Lifeboat and tenders davits load test