Friday, April 2nd, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Shanghai, delivered m.v. Azoresborg.

Preceded by Amstelborg, Arneborg, Amazoneborg, Asiaborg, Americaborg, Australiaborg, Africaborg, Atlanticborg, Avonborg en Alaskaborg, this vessel is the eleventh in a series of 1A ice-classed, multi purpose vessels of 17300 ton DWT, geared with three 60 ton deck-cranes, the Chinese yard is building for Wagenborg.

With Captain Hans Poot in charge, the Azoresborg started her maiden trip on April 3rd. In Phu My, Vietnam, windmills and fittings had to be loaded for the United States of America.


General information:

LOA:              142.89 metres

Width:            21.50 metres

Hold:              13.30 metres

Main engine:   7500 kW Wärtsilä 6L46F

Service speed: 17 mile           



Azoresborg sailing from Shanghai

picture: Martijn Lukassen

Translations: Josien Winter








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