Bibby WaveMaster 1 returned to Den Helder this week, after completing her scheduled dry dock in Amsterdam.

After five years in service, sailing 51,072nm in 39,070 hours at sea, the Bibby WaveMaster 1 was scheduled for a complete re-paint as well as planned maintenance to underwater technical areas. Her four engines were overhauled, helipad lights fitted for the new CAP437 regulation, alongside an overhaul to the azipod and bow thrusters, belting modification and a new ballast water treatment system was installed and commissioned.

With 23 crew and up to seven cadets working alongside specialists from Damen Shiprepairer Amsterdam, the Bibby WaveMaster 1 was ready to set sail after 24 days in dry dock. Looking fresh again, she said goodbye to Amsterdam and headed back to Den Helder to a new charter.

Bibby WaveMaster 1

Vessel Manager Marcus Brady said: “BibbyWavemaster 1 has worked tirelessly since she was launched in 2017 – in that time we have made 7,642 gangway connections and had 2,500 different people working on the vessel, both crew and client.

“We’re thrilled to have her back on her way to Den Helder and to have completed this milestone, so she can continue on her charters in 2023 and beyond”

Cadets on the Bibby WaveMaster 1


Comments are closed