Palfinger Marine completes Allure of the Seas ship's drydock

   November 14, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Palfinger Marine’s US-based experts were able to attend RCI-Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas ship after the 2020 spring drydock season had stopped due to the pandemic.

11 technicians from Palfinger’s US office traveled to Naventia Shipyard (in Cadiz Spain) to join the 5 LSA- and 7 refinishing technicians from Palfinger Spain.

Palfinger’s team refinished the canopies on eighteen lifeboats, which carry up to 370 people each. The team also conducted the 5-yearly inspection on all boats and release gear, including cleaning and maintaining the release hooks and inspecting the boats according to the regulations required by flag and class. Palfinger’s service team also re-piped twenty winches and after only 30 days, the job was completed.

According to Josh Lozano, Palfinger’s Operations Manager in Florida, "slowly but surely," they had been able to resume their work after the lockdown, "starting with the first successful service job for Allure of the Seas." Having completed the job, they had utilized their "Palfinger Italy office for a cruise drydock in Palermo, Sicily Italy, and the Palfinger Singapore office for another one in Singapore."

Allure Of The Seas cruise ship

For many years Palfinger has been one of the leading manufacturers of innovative lifting solutions for use on commercial vehicles and in the maritime field. Headquartered in Bergheim Austria, Palfinger Group has nearly 11,000 employees and in 2019 generated total sales of EUR 1,754 million.