CLdN RoRo (Cobelfret)DFDSFerriesPast and Present

MV Belgia Seaways – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9188233

MV Belgia Seaways

Ex Schieborg

© Gena Anfimov

© 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.

Technical Data

  • 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)

Current AIS Location

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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.

© Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster © Marcel and Ruud Coster

© 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

© Prieto © Prieto

© 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.

© Julien Carpentier (Calais, 17/06/2022)

July 8th 2022: Services Fredericia – Koge – Klaipeda.

© Gena Anfimov © Gena Anfimov

© Gena Anfimov (Klaipeda, 02/04/2023)

April 7th 2024: Short term lay up in Klaipeda.

May 16th 2024: Left Klaipeda for Rostock.

May 17th 2024: Left Rostock for Alexandroupolis (Greece).

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.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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