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29 July 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:56 GMT+2

May 19, 2020

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Silversea Cruises confirms next takeover of the new Silver Origin cruise ship

It was completed by the Dutch shipyard De Hoop despite reduced activity

Silversea Cruises has confirmed that in the coming weeks will take over the new Silver cruise ship Origin of which the Dutch shipyard De Hoop is managed to complete the construction despite adopting strict security measures and reduced staff to cope the health emergency caused by the Covid-19. Two hundred out of 250 employees of the plant opted to continue de Hoop has offered them the opportunity to suspend the activity, and many of these have been housed in a residential facility of which it has been capacity to ensure security measures.

In addition to the safety measures taken at the site, including a distance of at least 1.5 metres, tests were carried out remotely controlled at sea. In particular, for the first time in the history of shipbuilding the proof of dynamic positioning was done remotely by configuring and calibrating the dynamic positioning system from St. Petersburg, to more than 1,800 kilometers away. "This one - pointed out the director of the Dutch shipyard, Fre Drenth - is the first time such an operation has been completed at distance during sea trials. The calibration was successful and it didn't take longer than usual. This shows that it is possible to optimize the systems dynamic remote positioning and potentially in the future you could save a lot of engineers' travel time."

After delivery the Silver Origin,which has a 5,800 tonnes and will accommodate 100 passengers and 90 crew members, will sail to the Islands Galapagos.

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