Palfinger completes first cruise drydocks after lockdown

Palfinger has successfully completed its first major refurbishment job since the outbreak of Covid-19. Royal Caribbean Group awarded Palfinger the contract to service 18 lifeboats and 20 winches for Allure of the Seas, the first cruise ship to dry dock after the lockdown.

The Spanish team, including an additional 11 from Palfinger US who flew to Cadiz, refinished the canopies on 18 lifeboats, which can carry up to 370 people each, and conducted the 5-yearly inspection on the boats and release gear. This included cleaning and maintaining the release hooks as well as inspecting the boats according to MSC.402 and other regulations required by class and flag. On top of that, 20 winches were re-piped.

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