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November 21, 2005


Celebrity drydocks Zenith at Detyens

Celebrity Cruise Lines recently completed its first ever drydocking at Detyens Shipyards, Inc. (DSI).

Celebrity's 682 ft x 95 ft Zenith (47,255 gt) docked at the Charleston, South Carolina facility from October 24, 2005 thru November 3, 2005.

"It was a small time frame for their availability," noted Detyens Shipyard project manager Tim Sanford. "everyone involved with the docking did an excellent job and they should all be commended."

"We all knew that the availability was only 10 days and we had to work around the clock to make sure our client left the yard on time and happy with the work performed," commented ship superintendent James Infinger who has worked several cruise jobs for DSI.

The scope of work included: regular drydocking maintenance along with sea valve renewals, blade seals and polishing, anchor chains, bow and stern thruster seals, overhauling of the bow thruster, the dismantling and overhauling of the stabilizers, the application of the silicon base AF coatings, the demolition and installation of a new hot well and a new shaft and bushings for the port rudder fin.

Nikolaos Doulis with Celebrity Cruise Lines Technical Department and the port engineer during drydocking said, "Everybody that was involved in the drydocking of Zenith was very motivated, friendly and more than welcome to accommodate all our needs. The service we received from the shipyard not only met but far exceeded my expectations. Throughout the duration of the dry dock every matter was handled with true professionalism.