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Holland America's Rotterdam completes sea trials

Rotterdam underwent sea trials off Italy's Adriatic coast
Holland America Line's Rotterdam on Thursday evening completed its sea trials off Italy's Adriatic coast.

The vessel has returned to Fincantieri's Marghera yard where a July 30 delivery is scheduled.

Rotterdam first left Marghera April 25 for preliminary sea trials over two days before going into drydock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard where standard pre-delivery hull maintenance and painting were performed. The ship then set out again on May 3-6 for testing of systems, machinery and engines.

Capt. Werner Timmers, Staff Capt. Kevin Beirnaert acting Chief Engineer Stefan Dullaert and other members of Rotterdam’s designated senior bridge and engineering teams participated in testing the ship’s maneuvering characteristics and safety systems in collaboration with the yard’s team of naval architects, engineers and builders.

'Construction of Rotterdam has continued through the global challenges of the past year with Fincantieri maintaining the highest level of dedication to staying on schedule. Congratulations to everyone involved for completing this significant milestone,' HAL President Gus Antorcha said.



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