Senior Technical Superintendents Torleif Solheim and Kim Richard Sætre left Norway four months ago to ensure that a full five of our fine ships get treated to quality maintenance and upgrades, inside and out: Bow Sirius, Bow Cecil, Bow Gemini, Bow Faith and Bow Star.
Although all five are stainless steel chemical tankers, each ship is unique. In this case, they even belong to different generations: There’s a 20-year age difference between the Norwegian-built Bow Faith from 1997 and the Chinese-built Bow Gemini from 2017.
A drydocking project is challenging at any time, but five in a row during the Covid pandemic makes it all the more demanding. It takes an expert to lead a drydock session from a to z, and Torleif and Kim Rikard are two of our most experienced maestros. This winter they go the extra mile at the Chengxi yard in China.