Friday, 1 August 2014

Undocking the quantum of the Seas expected on August 9, 2014

Meyer Werft: Undocking the quantum of the Seas expected on August 9, 2014

Quantum of the Seas leaves building dock II

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, the third largest with 167,800 gt cruise ship in the world, the Quantum of the Seas, left the covered building dock II of Meyer Werft. The undocking of built for the American shipping company Royal Caribbean International ship begins to around 07:30 clock. After the quantum of the Seas is undocked and a night spent at the outfitting pier of the yard, she will take again on August 10 and are rotated to then carry out the necessary tests of thrusters and stabilizers. Until Emsüberführung the North Sea, which is expected to take place from mid-September, the ship is in the shipyard harbor and the remaining work and tests are performed on board.
Time delays when undocking are possible due to weather conditions.
Photo: Meyer Werft
Photo: Meyer Werft
In order to enable the application of the quantum of the Seas at the pier, which is currently located at the fitting first swimming part of the Anthem of the Seas is laid. The second swimming part, which is currently in the building dock II shipyard is undocked before the quantum of the Seas and then also within the shipyard harbor. Thus, it is necessary to block the crossing of the sea lock from August 7 from about 8:00 clock until 10 August at around 18:00 clock. After undocking the quantum of the Seas, the two floating parts are maneuvered to continue construction in the free building dock II. Already in mid-April next year, the sister ship of the quantum of the Seas at the Royal Caribbean International is passed.
The Quantum of the Seas is 347.75 meters long and 41.4 meters wide. The 167,800 gt cruise ship offers 4,188 passengers. The Quantum class introduces industry firsts. Among the parachute jump simulator Ripcord by iFly, the North Star, a trip in a glass dome to over 90 meters in height, SeaPlex, the largest indoor sports and entertainment complex on the lake with bumper cars and roller-skating, Two70 ° with are not seen before so far technologies such as mobile mega-screens and the currently largest passenger cabins of the cruise fleet.
The undocking can have a webcam under www.meyerwerft.de be pursued.