This is the second day we were in Nassau, Bahamas, for the removal of four propeller blades from the Fixi POD of Freedom of the Seas. These blades were being removed because of damaged bearings. Had the blades remained on the ship, they could have caused damage to the Fixi POD itself. The blades will be returned to the ship next month in dry dock after the bearings have been replaced.
In the meantime, the ship has two Azi PODS that will provide plenty of power to get the ship where it needs to go.
The divers worked through the night so first three blades were brought up during the night before I got here to get these images.
That's the end of my series of images of the propeller blade removal. It was a very unusual event and I'm so glad I was able to get pictures of it as it happened.
I hope you've enjoyed all of the pictures.
All the best,