15th December 2019 – At five o’clock in the morning, they lowered the ship in the water. There was a lot of wind, but everything went well until we were halfway between the slipway and the pontoon of the yard. The beunkoeler (cooling unit of the engine and part of the hull of the ship). Sadly enough there was no more time left to dry-dock the ship again. The tide was getting out, so we had to wait until the evening to pull us back in.
During the day, we kept the pump going. There was nothing else to do. I took some pictures at the yard to keep myself busy….
In the evening we dry-docked the ship with assistance of a tug from the yard. Repairs will be for another day.