Friendship of Salem left Derby Wharf on July 5, 2016, for a scheduled “haul-out.” The ship has gone to Gloucester where she will be removed from the water for inspections, repairs and routine maintenance.
Friendship motored out of Salem at high tide on Tuesday, heading to Gloucester where the work will be done by Boothbay Harbor Shipyard and Gloucester Marine Railways Corporation on Rocky Neck in Gloucester, Massachusetts. When all inspections and repairs are complete she will return. The purpose of the estimated 12 week contract is to perform a variety of maintenance, inspection and repair work including:
- Cleaning, inspection, repairs, and painting of the hull below the waterline;
- Painting of portions of the hull and attachments above the waterline;
- Inspection, cleaning and maintenance on propellers, shafts, rudder and other running gear components; and,
- Repair of a deteriorated hull section on starboard side near the base of the foremast.