We remind you that the crew of the round-the-world expedition – Eugene Kovalevskiy, Stanislav Berezkin and Julia Kalyuzhnaya, are in the Spanish town of Vigo. On August 30 the Russian Ocean Way trimaran underwent major repairs. Trimaran was towed to the shipyard Cardama, where the ship was crane lifted from the water and moved into the hangar. The crew and shipyard specialists examined the vessel and drew up a repair plan.
Mario Cardama, general director of the shipyard, took part in the examination of the vessel.
By results of diagnostics carried out on August 30-31 it was decided to do the following:
- It is planned to modify the construction of the bow bearing beam: to replace the two broken aluminum halfbeams with stainless steel ones.
- Reinforce or replace the struts on the front beam running from the center beam to the outriggers.
- Replace stringer pockets on outriggers with pockets of thicker material.
- Replace aluminum stringers on outriggers with steel ones.
- Reinforce the structure: put six seven-meter bars along the longitudinal axis through all four main aluminum load-bearing beams and tie them firmly with the main rope on twist-ties.
- Upgrade the fasteners of the sixteen torsions (split longitudinal stringers).
In addition to the main tasks listed above, a number of minor, but no less essential, tasks were also planned. The planned repair work began to be carried out on the 1st of September.