National Geographic Explorer in Dry Dock
Lindblad Expeditions flagship, the National Geographic Explorer, has just started a stint in dry dock. The ship is presently at the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, where she will undergo comprehensive technical work and class renewal for Det Norske Veritas, a classification society organized as a foundation, with the objective of “Safeguarding life, property, and the environment.”
Work to be completed on the ship in the yard’s Kaiserdock 1 by May 15 includes a long list of basic technical work, mainly extensive repairs to the thruster, rudder and shaft plant.
The National Geographic Explorer will then continue on with itineraries that take her north, exploring coastal Europe on its way to its Arctic adventures this summer.