Norwegian Joy Refit During Seattle Repositioning Cruise

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MJM MarineNewry, County Down in  Northern Ireland
MJM Marine Newry, County Down in  Northern Ireland

Norwegian Joy Refit During Seattle Repositioning Cruise – MJM Marine has won its biggest contract to date for a”multimillion dollar” fit of Norwegian Cruise Line ship Norwegian Joy. The drydock work employing 1,400 people will finish during a repositioning cruise from Asia to Seattle, Washingon.

MJM Marine will start work on board Norwegian Joy in China in March as it sails to Singapore where the dry-dock will take place before it makes its way to Japan. Work will continue at sea as the ship makes its way to Seattle, Washington, arriving on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

The group has grown from humble beginnings in a factory with 6 staff in Rathfriland in Northern Ireland. MJM Marine has grown consistently over the years, now employing 270 people in 3 offices in Europe. MJM Marine opened offices in Southampton, the heart of the United Kingdom cruise industry in 2017 and in Poland in 2018, cementing its position within the global marine industry.

MJM Marine was founded by Brian McConville in 1983 and has been in business for 35 years. Located in the Carnbane Business Park, Newry, County Down in  Northern Ireland, MJM Marine is a family-owned specialist joinery business.MJM Marine NewryNorthern Ireland

Andy Stuart, chief executive of the cruise line, said “significant upgrades” to the ship would include a Starbucks and enhanced restaurant, bar venues, and new entertainment options.

At this time, Norwegian Joy has capacity for 3,802 passengers and a crew of 1,821.

The last time Norwegian Cruise Line  finished a refit at sea, was on Friday March 16, 2018 when the cruise line embarked on a 15-night re-positioning cruise from Miami, Florida through the Panama Canal arriving to San Pedro, California on Saturday, March 31. But, the 2000 passengers who booked the cruise were duped into a cruise aboard Norwegian Sun, which should have been in dry dock for refurbishing during that time.

Refurbishing began on the first day of the cruise while the cruise ship was in international waters – beyond the long arm of the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and United States Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) jurisdiction. Hazardous repairs began at passenger health and safety  expense, for 15 nights.  Photos tell how passengers cruised at sea in a full out construction zone.

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