Today, Royal Wagenborg acquired m.v. Veersediep as the first out of seven vessels. In the coming months the “Vechtdiep”, “Vliediep”, “Leuvediep”, “Lingediep”, “Loodiep” and “Loenerdiep” will also be obtained and given a ‘borg-name’.

Renamed ‘Zijlborg’ this vessel is currently undergoing a paint job, providing her with the Wagenborg colours at shipyard Royal Niestern Sander. Equipped with ice class 1A and two box-shaped holds of 39.0 and 42.8 m, m.v. Zijlborg is suitable for worldwide trade carrying various cargos such as forest products, breakbulk and bulk making m.v. Zijlborg a perfect fit in the existing fleet of ice-strengthened multipurpose dry cargo vessels.

The general particulars of m.v. Zijlborg are as follows:

Length over all:                118,85 m

Breadth:                             15,20 m

Depth:                                8,45 m

DWT:                                  7.200 t 

Cargo capacity:                328.949 cft

Engine:                               MAK 8M32

The “Veersediep”, here leaving Delfzijl, will be named "Zijlborg” – photo: Henk Zuur
The “Veersediep”, here leaving Delfzijl, will be named "Zijlborg” – photo: Henk Zuur
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