1st visit: 8 to 19 Nov.2005, scheduled maintenance
2nd visit : 6 to 10 May 2006, unscheduled repair of damaged pod
3rd visit: 12 to 17 Nov 2006, scheduled maintenance and repair
4th visit: 23 Oct to 13 Nov 2008 , scheduled maintenance and refit
1st visit Nov 8 to Nov 19, 2005
Her first visit to Elbe 17 was scheduled for 8pm on November 8, but a lower than expected evening tide delayed arrival until early morning next day.
Blohm and Voss received the order for maintenance and repair work for the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Repair Group amidst serious domestic and international competition. The order included classification work and extensive painting work, moreover, the propulsion units, the anchor winches as well as the four stabilisers were to be overhauled.
Owing to the tight agenda and relatively short lay days in Hamburg, Blohm + Voss Repair employees were already on board the ocean liner in Southampton to carry out the necessary preparations for the work.
Fotographer Dirk Rotermund documented her stay in the dry-dock, click on the QM2 image to view the album with the excellent photos.