Spica set course towards its final destination

Published on

February 1, 2018

On January the 19th of 2018 the Spica plotted its last voyage starting in the Wilhelminahaven towards SSN to begin a worthy demolition. A large group of cadets with a wide range in age was there to wave their loyal ship one last goodbye. Boatswain van Vliet said that it was a sad and miserable day for the corps.

The Spica was mostly used to let seaman and woman taste the life on the open water for the first time. It was also used as an attraction for many local events in Schiedam. Mosts cadets still knew the marine minesweeper they used prior to the Spica. It looked nice but didn't have heating and was leaking everywhere. So the Spica was a big step forward and they ended up spending years on its decks.

But 39 years later its story finally came to an end when its steel had been worn down by weather and sea. The Spica was picked up by two tugboats and brought over to SSN's shipyard located in 's-Gravendeel were it would eventually be demolished. But thankfully the cadets already have a new ship called the Pontresina and they can keep on doing what they love.

Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram |

<< Next || Previous >>

All news posts
SSN aims for continuous improvement in safety, health and the environment and has therefore also been certified for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.

Ons TEAM

Johan Poot

CEO

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,
suspendisse varius enim

David Muller

Lead Engineer

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,
suspendisse varius enim

Luk Turner

Architect

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit,
suspendisse varius enim