‘Second youth’ for "Clipper Stad Amsterdam"

By Peter Pospiech at January 23, 2013 11:57
Filed Under: Company News, General, Shipyards
Three-masted, steel-hulled Clipper ‘Stad Amsterdam’ undergoes a complete overhaul at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The revision of the thirteen year old vessel will give her a ‘second youth’. The work will be finished before the end of May 2013. 24/7/365 The Clipper Stad Amsterdam, jointly owned by the city of Amsterdam and HR agency Randstad, has been used extremely intensive since her commissioning almost thirteen years ago, explains Roland Berendsen, managing director of shipping company Clipper Stad Amsterdam. “The vessel sails without interruption 365 days a year over the oceans. Sea, sun, salt and wind have left their traces. Next to an annual regular maintenance period, we’ve chosen one big, radical revamp giving the vessel a second youth. Hereafter she sails again for ten to fifteen years.’’ The removal of the Clipper’s interior has already resulted in 175 ton of waste. The 123 ton of ballast lead will be tak... [More]

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