“High Naval Surgery” on a Ro/Ro Vessel was carried out at Palumbo Shipyards Malta.
Bulbous bow of about 200 tons was completely replaced.
Being the bow of the vessel damaged for about 30 meters, the entire bulbous bow was built in Palumbo’s workshops prior entrance of the vessel into dock. Floating maneuvers to achieve alignment between the damaged part and new built section took place at ship’s entrance.
Demolition of the old bulb, and replacement with new, completed the extremely challenging intervention.