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Harland & Wolff hard at work as ferry and cruise firms use coronavirus shutdown to dock in Belfast for maintenance

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Two of the Viking liners in Belfast

Two of the Viking liners in Belfast

H&W’s John Wood

H&W’s John Wood

The Stena Europe

The Stena Europe

Two of the Viking liners in Belfast

The cruise industry is in the worst crisis in its history as a result of coronavirus, and passenger ferries have also taken a hit in lockdown.

But for Harland & Wolff, itself facing a fight for survival a year ago, the stricken industries are a major source of work as cruise ships and ferries take up residence in its dry docks for maintenance.

Instead of sailing around the world, three ships from Viking Cruises - affectionately called the "three sisters" - are being refitted by H&W staff.