Wednesday, June 30th, Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Shanghai, delivered m.v. Arubaborg.
Preceded by Amstelborg, Arneborg, Amazoneborg, Asiaborg, Americaborg, Australiaborg, Africaborg, Atlanticborg, Avonborg, Alaskaborg and Azoresborg, 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.
LOA: 142.89 metres
Width: 21.50 metres
Hold: 13.30 metres
Main engine: 7500 kW Wärtsilä 6L46F
Service speed: 17 miles
With captain D. Ciacu in charge, the Arubaborg started her maiden trip on July 4th. In Sacramanto, Californoa rice had to be loaded for Japan.
Photos: Philippe van Wensveen