A+ world Academy (high school at sea) and their vessel SS Sørlandet is due for a 5 year class, and a major environmental facelift.
A lot of this work will be done by GOT and some og GOT`s subcontractors. Vessel is in Mandal (Kleven) close to the yard for preparations. Thereafter she will enter dry-dock for a longer stay.
She is the oldest active full rigged training vessel over 90 years old so it is a lot of steel in the hull to be replaced.
We guess shipowner will use the cancellation period of next school year well and do as much as finances allow to be ready for school-year 2021/22 on the best high-school at 7 seas.
Mr Knut Arne Gjertsen is impressed over the welcome to Mandal and look forward to the services to be rendered.
We also take the opportunity to forward shipowners invitation on «open ship» with guided tours - meet up on the gangway 12.00 and remember stay apart and wash your hands. Limited capacity due to Covid -19
All photos: Knut Arne Gjertsen