China's First Domestically Built Giant Cruise Ship Goes on Its Last Trial Voyage

China's First Domestically Built Giant Cruise Ship Goes on Its Final Trial Voyage
China's First Domestically Built Giant Cruise Ship Goes on Its Final Trial Voyage

Adora Magic City, the first luxury transatlantic cruise ship built in China, went on its final trial voyage for performance and reliability tests on Thursday, September 7. Cruise Ship Project Department at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (SWS) Deputy Chairman Wei Shengsheng told the media that this voyage was the last trial voyage before the ship was delivered to the buyer.

During the six-day trial, the ship's speed, maneuverability, machinery areas that will not be under constant surveillance, and durability will be tested. Performance tests will be carried out in a calm part of the sea at a depth of approximately 100 meters. In addition, approximately 90 tests will be carried out on sound, noise, vibration and internal infrastructure operations in order to provide passengers with a comfortable journey and better service.

More than 300 engineers, technical personnel, inspectors, constructors and service providers will take part in the test expedition. Before embarking on the voyage, a large amount of materials were loaded onto the ship to meet daily needs and a thousand tons of fuel were purchased.

The production and delivery of luxury cruise ships, which is considered the most difficult field in the shipbuilding industry, can only be done by five countries in the world - China, Germany, France, Italy and Finland - so far. The number of parts that make up a large ship of this type is over 20 million, 10 times more than that of an aircraft. Unlike ordinary civilian ships, which can only obtain a license after a single test voyage, giant luxury cruise ships detect and fix problems on the first voyage and then go on a second voyage to test their effects.

As a matter of fact, according to Lin Guolong, Director of Shanghai Maritime University's Logistics Research Center, such giant ships must conduct two trial voyages and obtain the approval of international companies before receiving an operating license. Yang Xin, deputy director of the Cruise Ship Project Department at SWS, announced that the Adore Magic City ship will offer its passengers more than 2 thousand different types of cabins for food and beverage, entertainment, rest and sleeping services.

Yang said, “It is natural that some problems may arise in the first trial run, and in the second trial, it is checked that the previously observed problems have been resolved. "The ship, which made its first trial at sea in July, is expected to be delivered at the end of 2023," he said.

📩 09/09/2023 12:32

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