Storm damaged City of Rotterdam heads to Tyneside for repairs

The storm damaged City of Rotterdam is now in Tyneside for repairs
The storm damaged City of Rotterdam is now in Tyneside for repairs

A&P Group has welcomed the City of Rotterdam, one of the biggest ships to be affected by Storm Desmond, to its Tyneside yard for repair.

The 5,000-tonne dwt Ro-Ro Cargo ship collided with another vessel on the Humber Estuary when Storm Desmond hit the north of England earlier this month.

A&P Group’s 100 strong Tyneside team will now undertake a 5-week programme of structural steel repairs before the City of Rotterdam returns to service at the end of January.

Darren Brown, managing director of A&P Group Tyne said: “It was quite a spectacle to see the storm damaged ship coming up the Tyne. We made a temporary repair to the damage at Immingham in order for her to be able to sail to the Tyne, now we’ve got a large undertaking as we use our problem solving capability and absolute attention to detail to return the City of Rotterdam back to service as soon as possible.

“It’s repairs of this scale and status that see our team of highly experienced Production and Project Teams really come into their own.“

A&P Group operates seven dry docks across three strategic locations in the UK, in addition to a ship repair yard in Australia. All facilities combine a rich heritage of marine engineering skills and experience, providing ship owners and energy companies with all the precision skills needed to complete the most demanding projects.

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