On April 30th, Renata Smith christenened building number 567407 in Yichang, China. The christening of the vessel was accompanied by Chinese ceremony and fireworks.
Commissioning the built was Rederij Smith, Assen. This 12.000 ton vessel, geared with two 80 ton deck-cranes, will trade as IJsselborg. Her home-port will be Delfzijl. The launching from the 120 metres long slipway at the waterfront of the Jangtsekiang, took place a few days after the christening.
Steven and Renata Smith with their children Ruben, Tom and Stan
The vessel is on her way to Shanghai now where the built will be completed and trial-runs will take place.
length: 142.95 metres
BT/NT : 8999/4858
container-capacity: 686 TEU of which 374 on deck
main engine: 6000 kW MaK 6M43
speed: 16 knots
The IJsselborg on the slipway
pictures: Rob Tuil
translation: Josien Winter