3. Damen completes repairs on Vlieland Ferry
Damen completes repairs on Vlieland Ferry

Damen completes repairs on Vlieland Ferry

Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSHI) has completed the repair works for for Rederij Doeksen’s passenger/car ferry Vlieland.


The vessel operates a ferry service across the Wadden Sea between Harlingen in the North of the Netherlands and Vlieland.

The Vlieland had to be patched following a recent accident that had taken place as she left Harlingen.

As a result of the collision, the starboard engine room of the vessel was flooded. DSHI carried out an emergency procedure, closing the hole, before moving the vessel to the yard for complete repairs.

At the yard, DSHI claimed that its work involved the removal of main and auxiliary engines, gearboxes and all electrical equipment and wiring – which was said to be more than 4 kilometers long.

The yard has also renovated the engine room. This included the re-installation of CAT 3508 main engines and CAT 3406 and 3408 auxiliary generator engines.

At the same time, the yard blasted the hull and painted the vessel. A new control and protection system was developed by the local company.

Damen Shiprepair and Conversion completes nearly 1,300 repair and maintenance jobs annually.

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