Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock has completed work on Silversea Expeditions' Silver Explorer. Thе vessel has an ice strengthened hull and safely brings its passengers to some of the most remote locations in the world.
Silver Explorer began her next voyage having received significant investment to enhance the passenger experience aboard. One of the key considerations for the owners of the ship was ensuring that the shipyard, Seaspan, had excellent reputation.
Silver Explorer arrived in the middle of September and remained under Seaspan's care, which worked with local suppliers and other partners chosen by Silversea Expeditions to oversee the refit. The project was a team effort which involved 125 contractors who worked together to complete various upgrades, such as the manufacturing and installation of a new stabilizer (ducktail) on Silver Explorer's stern.
In addition to assembling the stabilizer, work taking place on the ship included tank top repairs as well as changes to some of tanks functionality, propeller repair, polishing, blast and painting work of underwater hull.
Work on the ship was completed on October 11, on time and on budget. Silver Explorer was back to the ocean the same day.