During January this year, Denmark’s FAYARD, Munkebo, has been carrying out repairs and refurbishment of DFDS’ 35,498 gt ro/pax ferry Crown Seaways. She is used by DFDS on the Copenhagen – Oslo route. She arrived in FAYARD on during early January and stayed until January 23rd, when she sailed towards the island of Funen to take a well-deserved break from everyday life at FAYARD.

 “The sistership, Pearl Seaways, was branded with the new logo a couple of years ago, so it makes sense for the Crown Seaways to be given the same beautiful colour. In addition, there are a number of major things that need to be upgraded, such as all the Commodore Balcony cabins, which will be completely refurbished with a contemporary interior. The conference centre will have a new lounge area, which will hopefully enable a better customer flow,” says Route Director Kim Heiberg, adding that the Marco Polo restaurant is being refurbished and getting a new interior.

Meanwhile, ships currently under repair at FAYARD include:
• Blu Tide – 35,916 dwt bulk carrier, owned by La Prora SAS
• Seaboni – 51,400 dwt Maltese-registered bulk carrier
• Sima – 2,881 gt tug/supply vessel, owned by JD Crafts – Holstebro, Denmark
• Corona Seaways – 25,609 gt vehicles carrier, operated by DFDS
• Skandi Mongstad – 4,859 gt tug/supply vessel, owned by DOF, Storebo, Norway
• Willem de Vlamingh – 6,807 gt cable layer, owned by Dredging & Maritime Management, Luxembourg
• Doris K - 1,089 dwt hopper dredger, owned by BF Transport, Thyholm, Denmark
• Bold Tern – 15,328 gt offshore construction jack-up, owned by Fred Olsen Marine Services, Oslo, Norway
• Seawell – 9,158 gt offshore supply ship, owned by Helix Well Ops, Aberdeen, UK
• Centaurus – 1,262 gt tug, Harms Bergung Transport & Heavylift, Hamburg, Germany
• Lewek Connector – 20,190 gt offshore supply ship, owned by EMAS AMC, Singapore
• Pegasus – 1,262 gt tug, owned by Harms Bergung Transport & Heavylift, Hamburg, Germany
•Svitzer Madeira - 385 gt tug, owned by Svitzer Euromed, Ijmuiden, Netherlands

fayard pearl seaways
The Pearl Seaways (foreground) and the Crown Seaways in their new livery.

Source: SRN (Ship Repair Newsletter) 1697

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