The tugs pulling the AFM into the dry dock berth.
Slowly making her way in.
The crew stand on the stern taking in all the action.
The Africa Mercy's huge propellers appear out of the water.
A view from the bow.
Loaders help to finish dragging the AFM out of the water The ship is dragged up by tracks.
It's a long way down to take your garbage! Hence the garbage chute that started on deck five and ran to a skip on the dock.
The huge scaffolding that makes up our "gangway" in dry dock. Believe it or not, this gangway only made it to deck three. Our usual gangway enters at deck five!
A cool vantage point of the enormity of the majestic bow.
The work begins! Shipyard worker begin the arduous task of taking of the giant propellers.
Those things are BIG!
Getting intimate with the propellers in the workshop.
What an amazing difference a bit of spit and polish can make!!
The hull before it's shiny new coat of paint!
Close up of the hull work.
The hospital floor prepped for the new epoxy flooring.
A ship in dry dock can have all kinds of hazards!
The usual entrance to the ship on deck five looks out onto fresh air!
The temporary, dry dock entrance on deck three through the "eye room" in the hospital.
The Transport office....a work in progress.
The finished product! Lovely!
Another renovated office in the hospital.
A whole lot of life jackets that have been cleaned an checked!
Beautiful new oven for the hospitality galley. Lots of yummy treats will be made for crew and guests this oven!
New glass in the crane. I can see clearly now.....