This 164-year-old paddle steamer is ready to ply Norwegian lake waters after a repair carried out by MarineShaft
November, last winter - before corona closed the borders, MarineShaft sent service engineers to Norway to inspect the repair work needed onboard paddle steamer Skibladner, which had been pulled ashore for the winter.
The inspection indicated that an extensive reconditioning of the propulsion equipment was in need due to wear – not to offend a 164-year-old-lady.
Our service engineers disassembled all the rotating parts of the steam engine and had them sent to our workshop in Hirtshals, Denmark for repair.
During the test drive of Skibladner, one of our service engineers filmed in best Dogme film style, and we welcome you to sail along.
The repair of the rudder arrangement for MSC Michaela is running as scheduled
both in our workshop and onsite.
Our service engineers onsite have repaired and welded up both upper and lower rudder blade cones, and our engineers are now in situ machining the cones to fit the new rudder
stock and the repaired pintle.
More to follow about this ongoing repair in our next newsletter.
Yesterday DNV-GL supervised the final blue fit test of the tiller/rudder stock fit
in our workshop.
We wish you a warm and happy summer. Our next newsletter will follow in August.