Nieuw Statendam returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy Wednesday, Aug. 22, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the coast. Nieuw Statendam left Marghera Aug. 10 and performed the first set of sea trials over two days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard, where the trial’s data was reviewed… read more of “Nieuw Statendam…”
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After more than two years at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard under construction, Koningsdam officially joined the fleet March 31. The ship sailed around the Mediterranean before heading up to Norway where it will spend most of the summer. Launching a newbuild is an exciting time, and Koningsdam debuted with a lot of innovations that already are… read more of “How’d They Do…”
The countdown to Koningsdam‘s arrival is on, with only a couple of more months to go until Holland America Line takes delivery. The Pinnacle-class ship returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard Saturday, Jan. 16, after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the Italian coast. The line’s newest ship, that will debut in Venice in early… read more of “Koningsdam…”
Here are more photos from Nieuw Amsterdam’s second sea trials.
During Nieuw Amsterdam’s second sea trials, the yard sent up a helicopter to take some photos. They sent us these gorgeous images from the shoot.
During sea trials for Nieuw Amsterdam, one of the more dangerous tests is of the steering gear and the ship’s maneuverability. With the ship traveling at a speed of 23 knots, the helm is put hard to starboard, followed by a turn hard to port. The video was made in the portside Azipod room with… read more of “Nieuw Amsterdam Sea…”
During Nieuw Amsterdam’s sea trials, one of the hundreds of system tests involved the Morse light and what the Dutch officers call the whistle, which most folks would call the ship’s horn. These are important safety mechanisms that are used in low-visibility conditions and during emergencies. Video by Tim Lodder, Nieuw Amsterdam navigation officer.