On March 18th , after the christening and name-giving of m.v. André-W by Mia Timmer, employee at the Sale- and Purchase department of Wagenborg Shipping, Delfzijl, the successful launch (video)took place in Korcula, Croatia.
This vessel, ordered by Reederei Wieczorek, Hamburg and completed by Peters Shipyards in Kampen, is the first in a series of four 1A ice-classed, nozzle equipped, 5200 ton, type I-box vessels.
The I-box vessel is characterized by a 60 metre long hatch-opening and a hold equal in size.
Delivery of m.v. André-W is expected in August.
LOA: 99,90 metres
Width: 13,35 metres
Main engine: 1800 kW Wärtsilä 9L20
Speed: 12 knots
©pictures Henk Zuur and Carl de Rijk
Translation by Josien Winter