Saga Cruises returns to Gibdock

17 Feb 2014
'Saga Ruby' was drydocked for 13 days

'Saga Ruby' was drydocked for 13 days

Saga Cruises’ ‘Saga Ruby’ has returned to Gibraltar’s Gibdock shipyard for repair and maintenance work.

The 24,492 tonne, 670-passenger capacity cruise ship was drydocked for a period of 13 days for repairs to items of hull damage, a wing tank, boiler supports, bulkheads in the tailshaft tunnel and sewage tanks. Six engine room coolers also had to be removed, cleaned and reinstalled and a new alternator fitted.

John Taylor, Gibdock Operations Director, says: “We had to change the whole repair plan, and time constraints were a significant issue. The ship had to leave on 26 January no matter what and we had to make sure all the additional repairs were finished by then.”

As well as Saga, Gibdock also carries out work for Pullmantur, Louis Cruises and Thomson Cruises.

“Cruise shipping is vitally important to Gibraltar PLC,” added Richard Beards, managing director, Gibdock. “Gibdock’s full service repair and maintenance facility is just a short distance from the cruise terminal, offering owners an unrivalled opportunity to undertake repairs either in drydock or alongside to the highest standards and within their pre-planned schedules, avoiding both operational deviation and redelivery delays.”

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