It was clean seas and truthful winds for Holland America Line’s latest ship, Rotterdam, which has returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera (Venice) shipyard in Italy after efficiently finishing two units of sea trials off the nation’s Adriatic coast.
Rotterdam left Marghera final month and carried out the preliminary sea trials over two days earlier than going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard the place commonplace pre-delivery hull upkeep and portray have been carried out.
The ship began its official sea trials on Might third, returning to Marghera over the weekend, the place the ultimate steps within the development course of will probably be accomplished.
Rotterdam is scheduled for supply July thirtieth.
“The profitable completion of sea trials provides us nice confidence as we head into the ultimate weeks of outfitting for Rotterdam and put together for supply of this historic ship,” stated Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line.
“Building of Rotterdam has continued by the worldwide challenges of the previous yr with Fincantieri sustaining the best degree of dedication to staying on schedule.
“Congratulations to everybody concerned for finishing this important milestone.”
Throughout sea trials, Rotterdam underwent a sequence of rigorous efficiency assessments on the ship’s programs, equipment and engines.
Captain Werner Timmers, employees captain Kevin Beirnaert, performing chief engineer Stefan Dullaert and different members of Rotterdam’s designated senior bridge and engineering groups participated in testing the ship’s manoeuvring traits and security programs in collaboration with the shipyard’s workforce of naval architects, engineers and builders.