Biggest ship in history lifted for dry-dock repairs in Walvis Bay

Rudi Bowe

The offshore supply vessel, Far Sleipner, is now the biggest ship in Walvis Bay’s history ever to be lifted out of the water for repairs.

This 15 000 gross tons work boat was lifted out of the water by Namdock’s floating dock, Namdock III. The vessel will spend the next three weeks high and dry for her compulsory 10 years intermediate repairs and maintenance.
After placed back in the water more work is to be undertaken alongside. The vessel will then be re-christened from Far Sleipner to Norman Navigator. The vessel sails under a Norwegian flag.
The occasion on Friday of the lifting of the vessel by floating dock was utilised by Namdock to showcase its abilities and level of service delivery as the biggest privately owned dry-dock facility on the west coast of Africa. Those attending the event included Walvis Bay mayor, Alderman Immanuel Wilfried, the Master of the vessel Ronny Stave, Namdock’s Acting CEO, Heritha Nankole Muyoba, and the marketing manager of Namdock, Quinton Simon.

To read more: pick up your copy of the Namib Times at any retail outlet in Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Available in Windhoek at selected stores, at Arandis (Shoprite and Arandis Service Station); Usakos; Henties Bay (Spar; Woermann Brock) and Windhoek (Windhoek: Shoprite Maerua Mall; Shoprite Katutura; Shoprite Ind. Av; Shoprite Lafrenz Industrial; Shoprite Okurayangava; Shoprite U-Save; Fountain OK Foods (Baines); Maerua Superspar).

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