On November 15th, at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, Shanghai, the launching of m.v. Thamesborg took place. Christening and namegiving were done by mrs. Huang Shan.
The Thamesborg (yard number 1595A) is the first vessel in a series of 21000 tons, 1A ice classed, multi purpose vessels, the Chinese yard is building for Royal Wagenborg. The vessels in this series are geared with four 60 ton cranes.
LOA: 172,34 metres
LBP: 161,34 metres
Width: 21.50 metres
Main engine: 7500 kW Wärtsilä 6L46F
After the launch of m.v. Thamesborg, the keel for yard number 1596A was layed. This vessel will be delivered as Taagborg forthcoming Spring.
The expected delivery of m.v. Thamesborg is said to be end of January 2013.
©pictures: Henk Zuur