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Shipyard back in business, Lady Naomi repaired and back in service

Director Carlos Sanchez

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority continues to carry out its motto of “Serving the Largest, Safest, and Busiest Port in the Pacific,” by completing its most recent project of repairing the Lady Naomi and placing her back into commission. 

 “We, the Shipyard Team, pulled off some great work in a short period of time.  They are a great group of professionals that have a strong work ethic and unmatched talent that kept the project on schedule,” remarked Director Carlos Sanchez. He continued,  “I want to thank the commitment of the Lady Naomi owners and team in staying with the Shipyard Services Authority while the shipyard cradle took four weeks to repair. All the credit goes out to the entire shipyard team for a concerted effort.”  

The Lady Naomi project took two weeks to complete. Work included a complete underwater/ hull sandblasting and painting of all layers.  A full check of seals, propellers, and valves. Cleaning and repair services of all areas below deck and under the waterline and completing maintenance replacement of zinc anodes. Overall, the Lady Naomi owners expressed their satisfaction with the timely repairs and the excellent customer service.

The total project cost was approximately $100,000.00. The owners chose the American Samoa Shipyard Services Authority for a variety of reasons, including the fact that American Samoa is the closest shipyard that can service a boat her size. The Fiji shipyard is closed, New Zealand is too far, and they have always preferred American Samoa’s shipyard due to the quality of work, price, and proximity.