ex Euromagique, Attika, Naesborg, Dana Corona, Naesborg, Kaprifol
Euromagique © Ken Larwood
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1977 by Ab Lödöse Varv, Lödöse. (Yard No 169) as Roll on Roll off (RoRo) Cargo vessel
- Length: 162.11 m (overall) 152.51 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 18.04 m
- Depth: 13.37 m
- Draught: 6.601 m
- Tonnage: 5552 – 5372 – 11591 gross/2899 – 2718 – 3556 net/8946 – 8946 – 8538 deadweight
- Engines: 2 Oil 4SA 5 – cylinder Zgoda-Sulzer 8 ZL40/48 diesels.
- Power: 7758 kW/10400 bHP
- Speed: 17.25 knots (max)
- Capacity: 12 – 316 passengers, 109 cars, 115 trailers, 1589 lane metres
- Call Sign: SDCY, 3EFU4, OUVY6, C6ND9
- IMO Number: 7504524
- Official Number: D-33246/726148
- Port of Registry: Lilla Edet/Sweden, Limassol/Cyprus, Panama, Rungsted/Denmark, Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister-Ship: Linné, Vallmo
October 14th 1976: Keel struck.
February 15th 1977: Stern section launched.
May 11th 1977: Launched.
Courtesy of Henrik Forsman
November 15th 1977: Delivered to AB Lilla Edet Virkes Export, Lilla Edet (OT-Rederiet Skärhamn).
November 1977: Services for Roto Lines between Felixstowe – Wallhamn – Oslo – Ghent.
December 1977: Chartered to OT Africa Line for services between Felixstowe – Lagos.
1979: Registered to Bröderna Johansson & Co. K/B, Skärhamn.
August 1980: Sold to the joint company of Kaprifol/ Rotoline Ab Wallham.
Courtesy of Henrik Forsman
1982: OT-Rederiet enters bankruptcy, but the vessel continues under trustees.
© Simonwp (Immingham, 14/06/1982)
1982: Chartered to the British Ministry of Defence for services in the Falklands conflict, but she suffered engine problems and the charter was taken over by her sister LINNÉ.
February 1983: Laid up in Rotterdam.
1983: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp for services Antwerp – Zeebrugge – Immingham – Harwich.
October 24th 1984: Laid up in Gothenburg.
September 1985: Sold to Kaprifol Shipping SA, Panama.
© Simonwp (Immingham, 10/09/1985)
© Cees De Bijl
January 1986: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerpen for services Antwerp – Harwich.
September 15th 1986: Chartered to Trailship for services Plymouth – Bilbao.
January 14th 1987: Left Falmouth for Esbjerg.
© Derek Sands (Parkeston Quay, 19/03/1987)
© Simonwp (Immingham, 14/08/1987)
September 1987: Services Gothenburg – Immingham.
October 1988: Sold to Dannebrog Rederi A/S, Copenhagen and renamed NAESBORG.
1988 – 1989: Chartered to Olau Line (U.K.) Ltd., Sheerness for services Sheerness – Vlissingen.
© Ken Larwood (January 1989)
© Arjan Van Gelder (All)
February 5th 1989 – February 16th 1989: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services Zeebrugge – Hull.
Zeebrugge, 01/02/1989 (Left) and Immingham, 15/02/1989 (Right) © Simonwp
March 1989: Chartered to Tor Line AB, Gothenburg for services between Gothenburg -Gent, Helsingborg – Immingham – Harwich – Gothenburg.
© Simonwp (Terneuzen, 01/05/1989)(Left)
1989: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp, for services between Zeebrugge – Purfleet.
January 15th 1990 – January 23rd 1990: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services between Rotterdam – Hull.
January 23rd 1990 – February 1st 1990: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.
March 1990: Chartered to DFDS A/S, Copenhagen and renamed DANA CORONA.
© Frank Foerst (Hamburg, 31/07/1990)
© Brian Fisher (Felixstowe, August 1990)
May 1991: Renamed NAESBORG.
1991: Chartered to Cobelfret, Antwerp for services between Belgium and the UK.
© Ken Smith (Gravesend, 10/09/1992)
1993: Sold to Apostolos K Ventouris Shipping Co, Piraeus and renamed ATTIKA.
1993: Services between Brindisi – Patras.
1994: Rebuilt as a passenger carrying freight-ferry.
1994: Services between Brindisi – Patras.
April 1995: Chartered to Eurolink Ferries, Sheerness and transferred to Reyland Carriers S.A. Nassau, Bahamas. Renamed EUROMAGIQUE.
April 16th 1995: Services between Sheerness – Vlissingen.
© Ken Larwood (Sheerness, May 1995) (All)
© Brian Fisher (Vlissingen, June 1995/1996)
June 17th 1995: Outside Vlissingen suffered a fire in the aft end of her starboard engine. Towed to Vlissingen-Oost for repairs.
July 11th 1995: Returned to service.
December 1st 1996: Services are closed and taken over by Jacobs Holding.
April 1997: Chartered to ISNASA, Spain for services between Algeciras – Tanger.
1998: ISNASA went bankrupt and she was laid up in Algeciras.
November 1998: Left Algeciras for Piraeus.
November 14th 1998: Approximately 60 miles south of Piraeus she suffered another engine-room fire.
November 15th 1998: Towed to Piraeus and laid up.
June 1999 – August 1999: Services for A. K. Ventouris between Igoumenitsa – Bari.
August 19th 1999: Laid up in Piraeus.
June 2003: Sold for scrapping in Alang, and renamed MAGI.
June 25th 2003: Arrived at Alang.
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: Cees De Bijl, Brian Fisher, Frank Foerst, Henrik Forsman, Ken Larwood, Simonwp, Ken Smith, Arjan Van Gelder and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.