Sil­ver Ori­gin close to de­liv­ery

Cruise Weekly - - News -

DUTCH ship­yard De Hoop has forged onward through the COVID-19 cri­sis and is now putting the fin­ish­ing touches on Sil­ver Ori­gin, Sil­versea Cruises’ new­est ex­pe­di­tion ship which will be ded­i­cated to cruis­ing in the Gala­pa­gos.

De­spite a na­tional lock­down in the Nether­lands, about 200 De Hoop work­ers opted to con­tinue work­ing while be­ing ac­com­mo­dated in a ded­i­cated res­i­den­tial fa­cil­ity in Lo­bith, the rel­a­tively re­mote lo­ca­tion where De Hoop is sit­u­ated.

Ex­ten­sive hy­giene and dis­tanc­ing pro­ce­dures were im­ple­mented to al­low work to con­tinue, cul­mi­nat­ing in sea tri­als held late last month.

Sil­versea CEO Roberto Marti­noli said the ef­forts of De Hoop “rep­re­sent the re­silience of Euro­pean in­dus­try”.

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