Tall Ship Christian Radich visits Damen Shiprepair Harlingen for repairs and refit work
The fully-rigged sailing ship Christian Radich has departed DAMEN Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHl) following five weeks of repairs and maintenance. The Norwegian-flagged, 63-metre, three-master is not only used as a training ship for young Norwegians, she also undertakes cruises and races with paying guests. She is therefore maintained to a high standard.
The maintenance works at DSHl included high pressure jetting and cleaning of the exterior, while the rudder assembly including the shaft underwent maintenance works and the rudder trunk was replaced. Other works included the renewal of the top of a freshwater tank and the application of a fresh coating, which required the renewal of the wooden deck above it.
The most significant element of the five-week programme was the removal of the existing galley and the installation of a new, commercial-grade facility capable of feeding the 80 plus crew and guests. As well as the installation work, performed by specialist subcontractors, the refit involved the removal of all the concrete floors for the fitting of the new equipment including a ventilation system, and new walls, ceiling and flooring.