Very soon, the sluice gates will open for the water flow and fill one of the building docks at the Jinling Shipyard in China to initiate the launching of our sixth and final mega freight ferry. The launch will mark the moment where the 6,700 lane metre ferry will be waterborne for the first time.
When the building dock is filled with water, tugboats will escort her out on the Yangtze River, where the site team and construction crew will do the final preparations prior to the sea trial.
Below you can see some photos from the building dock taken by Captain Jeppe Halkjær Pedersen. She looks quite impressive with the newly coated hull and construction crew beside for scale.
The (almost) complete site team at Jinling Shipyard
Pictures from the building dock. Thank you to Jeppe Halkjær Pedersen for the pictures:
May 11, 2020