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Seabourn Encore crew to make repairs while ship maintains schedule

Seabourn Encore is fully operational and maintaining her published schedule Seabourn Encore is fully operational and maintaining her published schedule

The damage to Seabourn Encore when she broke her moorings in high winds at the New Zealand port of Timaru on February 12 and collided with the cement carrier Milburn Carrier II will be repaired by crew over the coming weeks while the ship maintains her published schedule.

The new 600-passenger ship, which was christened in Singapore on January 7, is on a 16-day cruise from Sydney to Auckland and is fully operational.

She will turn around when she arrives in Auckland on February 18 and head back to Sydney on another 16-day voyage, arriving March 6.

On March 6 she departs Sydney on a repositioning voyage to Singapore via the Great Barrier Reef.

Posted 16 February 2017

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

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