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China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding holds training course on cruise ship construction

China's Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding holds training course on cruise ship construction

China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) is making progress with its foray into constructing cruise ships, and conducted a two-day training course last week jointly with UK classification society Lloyd’s Register.

The training course, attended by some 80 people, was focused on giving participants a broad understanding of the global cruise market, the design and construction phases of a cruise ship, as well as the risks and safety aspect.

SWS said the training course has allowed the company to deepen its understanding of the various aspects of building a cruise ship, the importance of design and safety, and to acquire the necessary knowledge to operate the vessel.

Zhang Shengkun, professor at Shanghai Society of Naval Architects & Ocean Engineers (SSNAOE), told Seatrade Cruise News earlier that Chinese shipyards would need to put in more effort in terms of the design and finishings for the cruise ship.

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