Advertisement

Lindblad: First visit to Bremerhaven

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Explorer (1982/6,471gt) arrived at the Lloyd Werft repair yard in Bremerhaven on 27 April for a three-week overhaul that included attention to the ship’s thrusters, rudder and propeller shafts. The visit also enabled DNV to issue her class renewal before she went back into service on 15 May.

The 148-passenger ship was acquired from Norway’s Hurtigruten in 2007 and, after a major conversion, entered service for Lindblad in the summer of 2008. She was built as one of three vessels for Hurtigruten service that later became known as mid-generation ships, trading on the Norwegian coast as Midnatsol until renamed Midnatsol II in 2003 to release the name for a new ship.

She remained laid up until late 2005, when she re-entered service for Hurtigruten as Lyngen to stand in for a ship that had gone to Antarctica for the winter. At the Bremerhaven facility she occupied space vacated by AIDAbella, which was dry-docked at Lloyd Werft from 2 to 11 April, the first time an Aida ship has been booked into that yard for maintenance.

Ships Montly - January 2024

Euroseas time charters fuel efficient 1,800teu feeder containership

The newbuilding container ship Stephania K has been taken on time charter by Euroseas Ltd, an owner and operator of container carrier vessels and...
Advertisement

Related articles

Euroseas time charters fuel efficient 1,800teu feeder containership

The newbuilding container ship Stephania K has been taken on time charter by Euroseas Ltd, an owner and...

Mein Schiff 7 named in Kiel

Mein Schiff 7 was delivered by Meyer Turku to TUI Cruises on 10 June 2024 and was christened...

Damen signs contract with Portland Harbour Authority for new tugs

On 11 June 2024 Frederik van der Linde from Damen Shipyards Group and Mike Shipley from the UK’s...

Damen’s new offshore charging solutionfor fully electric CTVs

Damen Shipyards Group has developed a new concept for offshore charging, offering a way to dramatically reduce emissions...