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A Day In A Shipyard

Siniša Prvanov | Greece


Photos are taken during the refurbishmnet of m/v Anna Maru in early pring 2016. Psaros shipyard, Perama, Greece.

This article is about general working conditions in shipard employment.

Vessel Anna Maruis a passenger shıpbuilt in 1993 and currently sailing under the flag of Greece. Anna Maru has 77m length overall and a beam of 12m. Her gross tonnage is 1474 tons.The original name of the ship was John P. And ıt joined the leadıng Greek cruıse company "Royal Olympic Cruise Ltd.", In 2006. After a major refurbishment in 2010, the ship became the property of "Hydraiki Naval Company", Hydra, Greece.

The current owner was refurbishing Anna Maru utilizing two sources of data. The foremost is the existing Anna Maru plans that have been kept at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Athens. These books were very fragmentary, containing many small scale designs. The scanned Anna Maru drawings, form the foundation for new drawings prepared by the Art Matters S.A.The studio that satisfy Coast Guard and Greek Ministry of Maritime Affairs requirements. The second source was the plethora of photographs, both from the Hydraiki Naval Company and from pictures taken and provided by the crew and others.

The ship is supposed to be actively employed for one-day cruising over the Aegean Sea. Planned cruises include a return to the Piraeus Port, at least five seasons in the Mediterranean, which will include serving as a tender for the foreign passengers during the classic tours in Epidaurus Theatre Festival, and a voyage to Hydra Island in the Saronic Gulf. The primary objective of the refurbıshment was to keep original shape and style of existing ships. In all, many of the parts of Anna Maru were well preserved and it was necessary to be incorporated into this renovatıon.





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