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November 15th the Navy training vessel ‘HNLMS Van Kinsbergen’ was welcomed at Niestern Sander Ship Repair for a short stop to repair a minor flaw to the vessel’s propellor. With the visit of ‘HNLMS Van Kinsbergen’ Niestern Sander Ship Repair is currently servicing two navy vessels in Delfzijl.
Earlier that week, the navy training vessel was sailing from the Baltic region to the port of Den Helder for a crew change. While on the North Sea, the crew detected a minor flaw to the propeller. A call was made to the shipyard in Delfzijl whether a spot was available on the slipway, which was currently occupied by the 3,500 DWT general cargo vessel ‘Yvonne’.
After checking availability, the ‘HNLMS Van Kinsbergen’ was confirmed to be welcome that evening. Upon arrival at Niestern Sander Ship Repair, the vessel was immediately dragged on the slipway to start rush hour. Due to a flexible planning and a skilled workforce repair works could start immediately. The vessel left the yard November 20th, as desired by the Royal Dutch Navy.
‘HNLMS Van Kinsbergen’ visited Niestern Sander Ship Repair for the first time in 2015 after the contract award for the maintenance docking by the Royal Dutch Navy. In a maintenance period of 8 weeks various jobs were executed in the engine room, accommodation, on deck and to the hull. The entire project was executed according plan. With this major maintenance project back in 2015, and now again two navy vessels on the repair shipyard, Niestern Sander is confident in playing a bigger role in repairs and maintenance for the Royal Dutch Navy.