Singapore: Sembawang Shipyard, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine has secured the upgrading of 115,875 grt passenger ship Diamond Princess from Princess Cruises, part Carnival Corporation.
John Gunner, svp, technical, Princess Cruises, said: “We are very pleased with the recent retrofit to our Sun Princess by Sembawang Shipyard. The shipyard’s team has shown dedication and commitment working closely with our team and successfully completing the revitalization work in a timely manner and to a high QHSE standard expected for all Princess dockings. As such, we are pleased to award the upgrading of Diamond Princess to Sembawang Shipyard. Princess Cruises is also pleased to come onboard the long-term favoured customer contract which Carnival Corporation has with Sembawang Shipyard for our future dockings in Singapore. We look forward to a good partnership in the years ahead which will enhance the results of our docking and revitalisation program.” [10/10/13]