Grand Bahama Shipyard has announced that it dry-docked its first vessel since reopening the shipyard shortly after Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas last month. Pictured: Taipei Trader, a containership operated by Lomar Shipping, docks at the No. 3 dock at Grand Bahama Shipyard. (PR NewswireFoto/Grand Bahama Shipyard)
FREEPORT, Bahamas, Sept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Grand Bahama Shipyard today announced that it dry-docked its first vessel since reopening the shipyard shortly after Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas earlier this month. Taipei Trader, a 9,932-ton containership operated by Lomar Shipping Limited, docked at the No. 3 dock this week, a major step in the return of normal operations to the shipyard.
Taipei Trader [full size photo] first docked at the yard on August 25 for a routine program including propulsion and thruster maintenance, and preparation of the hull for protective coating application. On August 30, in accordance with the shipyard’s hurricane procedures, the vessel had to be undocked and depart the shipyard due to the projected path of Hurricane Dorian.