First ‘Atlantic Crossing’
On March 1st, 2010, in commemeration of the MV Erieborg's maiden voyage to the U.S. with steelproducts from Oxelösund, Sweden, a plaque was presented to Capt. Robert Wetzinga from Tom Keefer, Marketing Dept. of the Port of Wilmington, Delaware. Several people from the Terminal, alongwith the port agent from Wilhelmsen Ships Service, attended the presentation and then received a nice tour of the vessel from Capt. Wetzinga.
The following were in attendance from the Port: Tom Keefer (Deputy Executive Dir. and plaque presenter, John Haroldson (Manager Intl. Trade), Jerry Custis Manger (Security/Facility Security Officer), Victor Farkas (Controller) and on Jaffe (Fincancial Aanalyst). Their comments: “We were very appreciative of the Captain's extraordinary hospitality! That fact that his schedule allowed for the personal and very thorough tour was most appreciated, especially by those in the
group who had limited on-vessel experience. The Erieborg is a beautiful ship. Thanks to Captain Wetzinga for his generosity!”
The 11,300 DWT Erieborg was delivered by Royal Niestern Sander, Delfzijl, The Netherlands on November 26th, 2009.
Presentation of the plaque by mr. Tom Keefer (left)
to Captain Robeert Wetzinga - ©photo: John Haroldson
The MV Erieborg on trials on River Eems, Netherlands,
November 20th, 2010 - ©photo: Henk Zuur