On 14 March 2011, the CAP SAN DIEGO - docked in the floating dock 16. The "old lady" is being repaired by the Blohm + Voss Repair not only with a new exterior paint, but also the marine engineering is being brought up to date: engine, cargo gear, hatch covers and ventilation systems are the big issues, such as the sea chests and ballast system overhauled, cleaned, various tanks and new conserved, cylinder cover change, generators rewound, guy winches overhauled for the cargo gear, the windlass lifted and a new boiler fitted to the ship. A total of nearly 300 items on the yard list. After probably 11 days under the shipyard care the "White Swan of the South Atlantic" will shine then in a fresh new look and will be fit for the upcoming trips in German waters.
With greetings from Hamburg, Holger Platzer
O CAP SAN DIEGO faz 50 anos em 2011 e tem um programa apetecível de viagem no rio Elba, canal de Kiel e Báltico. Quem me dera embarcar... Obrigado, Holger Platzer pela informação e fotografias.
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