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The SS United States Conservancy reports that Crystal Cruises executives met in Philadelphia over this past weekend to assess the progress of their technical evaluation of the long-idled United States.

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Photo Credit: SS United States Conservancy

Crystal has been evaluating the various technical issues and requirements of the ship’s potential conversion, according to the SSUSC, noting that the vessel must be completely re-engineered to comply with modern rules and standards.

So far, assessments have been made of the ship’s structural condition, hull and ballast tanks. Evaluations of the various products and materials used in the ship’s construction are said to be ongoing. Additionally, since the ship’s original steam powerplant will need to be modernized and replaced, a series of engineering studies are currently underway.

On 4 February 2016, Crystal announced that it had signed a purchase option for United States, with the goal of placing the historic liner back into service. The option agreement runs for nine months. During this period Crystal is conducting extensive checks and surveys of the vessel.

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