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More Photos from Veendam’s Dry-Dock

On Friday morning the dry-dock was finally pumped dry, so straight away we went in to inspect the ship.

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Veendam sitting on the docking blocks.

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On the left side of the photo you see one of the pieces of the ducktail that will be welded against the hull.

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Even when in the dry-dock the ship still generates it’s own power. Cooling water for the engines comes from the dry-dock and is pumped on board via large hoses. Once the water has passed through the system, it is released to the outside again.

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To not have interference from the cooling water with the outside maintenance of the ship, the yard personnel installs steel connections onto the hull, and hoses will be connected to this.

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A view from underneath the Veendam. Normally it is very dark under here at night, but with a long exposure time and the use of flashlights we were able to create this picture. In the background is a waterfall coming out of the side of the ship.

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Cleaning of the underwatership and the propellers starts almost immediately after the dock floor is accessible.

Jochem Bakker is the chief officer aboard Veendam.

2 Comments
  • shipcafe

    So incredibly fascinating! Wow.

  • jaydee0730

    Thank you for giving me a glimpse of Veendam’s Dry Dock. In the normal course of things I would never see the underside of the ship, or appreciate the work, care and expense that is required for maintenance of this ship.

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