Next week Nordlys will go in the dry-dock of Teerenstra shipwarf to get her hull and deck watertight by caulking the seams. If anyone has some caulking irons and / or mallets left to donate to Nordlys and her crew we’ll be very happy! contact nordlys@fairtransport.nl.

Caulking is defined by driving oakum, cotton or general rope fibres in the seams of a ship’s wooden deck or side / hull to make it watertight. It also plays a structural role in tightening up the hull / deck of a ship and reduces the longitudinal movement of neighbouring planks. Click here for an explanation about caulking

Nordlys refit

Sustainable transport over sea. Tres Hombres, Nordlys, Ecoliner, Clippership, Noah, Fairtransport, Fairtrade, Logbook, shipping news.