N.Y. Shipyard Drydocks 925-Passenger Cruise Ship
—Brochure Available— The Brooklyn, N.Y., facility of the New York Shipyard Corporation recently completed shaft repairs and exterior work on the P&O Cruises Ltd. passenger vessel Dawn Princess.
New York Shipyard completed the drydocking of the 606-foot, 925- passenger vessel in 17 days. The yard installed new stern tube bearings, removed and realigned her intermediate shafts, rebabbitted the pedestal bearings, replaced the exterior ventilation ducts and rebuilt the plenum chambers.
The Dawn Princess had entered the Brooklyn yard as the Fairwind, operated by Sitmar Cruises Inc., Los Angeles, Calif., a P&O Cruises subsidiary. However, because of a livery change, the vessel's stack logo and ship name were removed by the yard via water blasting. Shipyard workers then created giant stenciling forms for her new design.
New York Shipyard, formerly Rodermond Industries, has been in the repair business for over 70 years. It is located in the former Todd Shipyard Brooklyn facility.
Located six miles from Ambrose Channel of the Port of New York, New York Shipyard performs all types of repairs, alterations, and drydockings for a wide range of vessels, from cruise ships, cargo vessels and tankers to barges and tugs. It operates on a 24-hour basis with three fully staffed shifts and is capable of performing full turnkey repair operations. Located on 48 acres, the Brooklyn facility has a 32,000-ton graving dock, two floating docks, five piers, crane facilities, and plate, fabrication, machine and other shops.
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