Grand Bahama Shipyard Reopens After COVID-19 Pause

Ship repair yard Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) reports it has resumed its summer dry-docking program June 2, after a short period of lockdown as a result of COVID-19

The first vessels were two Svitzer tugs followed by the double docking of a 29,433 GT chemical tanker and a 1,097 GT landing craft. The yard continues to show its commitment to support ship owners and managers with their various projects including but not limited to dock surveys, IWS, major fabrication and emergency repairs. As of today, the yard has completed over 20 repair projects, including BWTS installations on three tankers and major refits on five cruise vessels.

The shipyard said it has implemented safe working practices to keep its customers and workforce safe.

David Skentelbery, CEO Grand Bahama Shipyard said, “Our key priority is to provide a safe working environment for our workforce, subcontractors and our clients to operate among the new normal following the outbreak.”

GBSL said it is preparing for a busy third and fourth quarter with repairs ranging from scrubber installation, extensive propulsion repairs, ballast water system installations, as well as routine class dockings across a range of different types of vessel.

The yard noted it has availability for both dockings and afloat repairs,.

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