Monday, September 9, 2013

Celebrity Millennium at Yard for Propulsion Pod Replacement

Celebrity Millennium arrived at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport Friday evening (September 6, 2013). Work began immediately to replace the failed starboard propulsion pod.

The damaged pod, shown above just after it was detached from the ship, was responsible for the early termination of two cruises and the cancellation of four other voyages. The ship then had to be deadheaded from Ketchikan to Freeport, and it will have to be deadheaded back to San Diego for the September 22 cruise.

The 250-ton new pod, which arrived via chartered a cargo vessel from Europe, is seen being trucked into the dry dock behind Celebrity Millennium before the old pod was detached.

The new pod is seen above moved into position next to the old pod (foreground) as it was ready to be detached.

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Photos courtesy for Celebrity Cruises.