Friends of Bark EUROPA

Maintenance

A sailors job is never done, especially on an old ship like EUROPA that wanders the oceans full time. Consequently she needs a lot of maintenance and care. After 2 difficult years of COVID and a lightning strike in November 2021, Bark EUROPA needs to conquer yet another storm. More than ever, the Friends of Bark EUROPA could support the ship in keeping her wandering the oceans for many more years to come.

On May 20th 2023, an accident occurred during the maintenance period in Cape Town, resulting in Bark EUROPA partly tipping over, while attempting to be placed back in the water. In the following days, hard work has been done to analyze the damage in order to make a follow up plan.

Do you want to help navigate Bark EUROPA through this heavy storm and get her tiptop in shape so that she can take long ocean voyages again and inspire everyone on the beauty of the oceans?

Shipping company Bark EUROPA: "We thank you, Friends of Bark EUROPA, for all the support that you have given us over the years. By booking a voyage, supporting youngsters or donating money for maintenance; the voyage crew are the ones that keep the ship sailing. We feel really lucky having such a huge group of people around us who love the lady just as much a we do."

Keeping the ship in shape

Standing on lookout in the middle of the night or steering the ship through a heavy Drake with walls of water all around you. Enjoying a drink at the bar with your shipmates or slowly beginning to understand the structure of the pinrails. Learning new skills from the crew every day and starting to feel totally disconnected from the hectic life at home. Bark EUROPA has offered her sailors experiences that no one will ever forget.

Maintenance

Bark EUROPA: "Hard work is been done to analyze the damage in order to be able to make a follow up plan. We sincerely hope that we can quickly restore EUROPA and continue our travels. At this stage we don't know when that will be."

Costs

The costs to keep our lady Bark EUROPA in good shape are high. Especially after the incident in Cape Town, the help of the Friends of Bark EUROPA will be very much appreciated. Will you help cover Bark EUROPA the maintenance costs?

Maintenance planning

Maintenance was originally planned for Summer 2021 after an extensive sailing schedule but due to the current situation, the ship is now waiting for better times in the port of Scheveningen.

Maintenance Costs

A sum of € 250.000 is needed to cover the maintenance costs, but due to the current crisis the long saved money will be needed for paying the monthly running costs.

The foundation

The Friends of Bark EUROPA is a foundation that offers youngsters who could really use some time from home, the opportunity to sail a lifechanging voyage on board EUROPA. In addition the Foundation helps to fund the maintenance of the old lady EUROPA. 

The Friends of Bark EUROPA is a foundation that offers youngsters who could really use some time from home, the opportunity to sail a lifechanging voyage on board EUROPA. In addition the Foundation helps to fund the maintenance of the old lady EUROPA. 

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