MV Belgia Seaways
Belgia Seaways – © Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 09/11/2021)
Steel single screw ”Spaarneborg” motor vessel built in 2000 by Flender Werft AG, Lübeck, Germany (Yard No 677) as a Roll on – Roll off ship.
- Length: 183.29 m (overall) 178.4 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 25.2 m
- Depth: 9.3 m
- Draught: 7.5 m (moulded)
- Tonnage: 21005 gross/10601 net/12457t deadweight
- Engines: (1) 2T – 7 cyl Hanjung/Sulzer 7RTA52 U diesel.
- Power: 10920 kW/14836 HP
- Speed: 19 knots
- Capacity: 12 passengers/20 ft containers – 106/ 1884 m (lane metres)/ Bale/grain: 13.059 m³
- Call Sign: PCHC, LYB
- MMMSI Number: 277561000
- IMO Number: 9188233
- Register Number: 101514
- Port of Registry: Delfzijl/The Netherlands , Klaipeda/Lithuania ,
- Sister Ships: Spaarneborg (676 ), Slingeborg (678)
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August 25th 1999: Keel struck.
December 17th 1999: Launched.
April 28th 2000: Delivered to UL 677 KS (Wagenborg Shipping), Delfzijl, Holland as SCHIEBORG.
April 29th 2000: Left Lubeck for Zeebrugge.
May 2000: Commenced Cobelfret/ Stora Enso services between Gothenburg – Zeebrugge.
January 9th 2005: Heavy seas in the North Sea and she suffered a fire in trailers on her weather deck. Crew prepared to abandon ship.
January 10th 2005: Taken in tow to Eemshaven.
February 14th 2005: Arrived at BREDO Shipyard, Bremerhaven (SSW yard) for repairs.
June 9th 2005: Trials after repairs.
June 2005: Returned to service.
Schieborg – © Marcel and Ruud Coster (Ijmuiden, 29/03/2015)
November 2014: Chartered to SOL for Stora Enso services between Gothenburg – Zeebrugge.
June 17th 2019: Sold to DFDS Seaways Ab, Klaipeda, Lithuania and renamed BELGIA SEAWAYS.
June 2019: Stora Enso services between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge.
November 2020: Services Immingham – Cuxhaven
July 2021: Refit in Gdansk including new internal ramp and DFDS livery
November 8th 2021: Left Gdansk for Klaipeda
November 11th 2021: Sailed from Klaipeda to Koge.
2022: Services between Santander – Liverpool
Belgia Seaways – © Prieto (Santander, 07/04/2022)
June 3rd 2022: Came off service at Santander and sailed to Zeebrugge.
June 5th 2022: Sailed on a single return journey to Santander.
June 10th 2022: Returned to Zeebrugge.
June 11th 2020: Sailed to Vlaardingen/Rotterdam
June 16th 2022: Arrived in Sheerness
June 16th 2022: Sailed to Calais at the beginning of as a 3 week replacement, of BOTNIA SEAWAYS, Calais – Sheerness.
Belgia Seaways – © Julien Carpentier (Calais, 17/06/2022)
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Gena Anfimov, Julien Carpentier, Marcel and Ruud Coster, Prieto and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.
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