Nieuw Statendam successfully completes sea trials
Holland America Line’s Nieuw Statendam, the second Pinnacle-class ship in the fleet, returned to Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy on August 22 after successfully completing two sets of sea trials off the coast.
Nieuw Statendam left Marghera on August 10 and performed the first set of sea trials over two days before going into dry dock at Fincantieri’s Trieste shipyard, where the trial’s data was reviewed and standard hull maintenance was performed.
The ship sailed its second sea trials on August 18, and made its way back to Marghera on August 22, where the finishing touches will be completed.
During the sea trials, Nieuw Statendam underwent a series of performance tests on the ship’s systems, machinery and engines. The shipyard’s team of nautical officers, naval architects and builders tested the ship’s manoeuvring characteristics and safety systems.
The Nieuw Statendamwill be debuted in December 2018.