Story of the shoot
We started this by discussing the schedule for the week. Viking Star was due to approach Genoa, be in dry dock for 5 days before sailing back to full duty. The amount of work being carried out was staggering. From inspections, to cleaning, to repainting, to panels being replaced…. the list went on and on.
The operations manager put me on speed dial, so if an important event was happening then I could be called and need to change tact right that moment.
Being underneath a ship of this size is a very strange experience. Its also vast and extremely dark – so it really put our gear & knowledge to the test.
Our step counter would have been huge each day, as we went up and down the vast number of narrow slippery steps down the the dock bed and back up again.
One minute we are photographing the noisiest sound ever, the jet washing the bottom of the ship, the next minute we are up on top deck documenting new flooring being laid.
It went like this for the week. But I did it. All of the special visits covered, all ship inspections documented. All of the treatments to the outside and the renovations inside. A very long week, but the images are spectacular.