ex Flanders Way, Gabriele Wehr, Sari, Gabriele Wehr, Tor Anglia, Gabriele Wehr
Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1978 by Rickmers Werft, GmbH, Bremerhaven, Germany. (Yard No. 391) as a RoRo Cargo ship
- Length: 108.31 – 141.13m (overall), 129.50 – 133.20m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of hull: 17.43m
- Depth: 12.20 m
- Draught: 5.218 m
- Tonnage: 1599-2185-7635 gross/1162-2290 net /2866-4190-4322t deadweight
- Engines: 2 Oil 4SA MaK 8M453C diesels
- Power: 6,000 bhp/4,413 kW
- Speed: 15.0 knots
- Capacity: 12 passengers, cars 40, TEU 140-341, Containers 140-20’/180-20’
- Crew: 20
- Call Sign: DNGW,H9KP,V3OI5, 9HIA9
- IMO Number: 7720477
- Official Number:
- Registry: Hamburg/Germany, Panama, Belize,Valletta/Malta
- Sister Ships: Emadala, Mashala, Salahala, Thomas Wehr
October 14th 1977: Keel laid.
March 14th 1978: Launched.
June 8th 1978: Delivered to Oskar Wehr Transport, Hamburg, Germany.
June 1978 – August 1978: Services between Europe – West Africa.
September 1978: Services for Hanse Ferries between Hamburg – Bremen – Felixstowe – Middlesbrough and later Hamburg – Sheerness.
© Bob Scott (Sheerness, 14/05/1979)
October 26th 1979 – November 21st 1979: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V, for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.
© Simonwp (Hull, 10/11/1979)
1980: Hanse Ferries between Hamburg – Bremen – Felixstowe – Middlesbrough and later Hamburg – Sheerness.
1981: Chartered to Lübeck Line for services Södertälje – Lübeck.
1981: Chartered to Tor Line, Gothenburg for services between Immingham – Rotterdam.
© Simonwp (Immingham, 09/01/1981)
© Simonwp (Immingham, 15/09/1981)
January 24th 1982 – February 6th 1982: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V, Rozenburg for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.
February 7th 1982 – February 23rd 1982: Services Rotterdam – Hull.
April 23rd 1982 – July 9th 1982: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V, Rozenburg for services Zeebrugge – Hull.
July 1982: Refit and lengthening at Werft Nobiskrug, Rendsburg.
August 2nd 1982: Chartered to Tor Lloyd, for services Rotterdam – Immingham. Renamed TOR ANGLIA.
© John Jones (Hook of Holland, August 1982) (Left) and © Simonwp (Rozenberg, 08/08/1982)
© Brian Fisher (New Waterway, 1982) (Left) and © Simonwp (Immingham, 16/09/1982)
© Brian Fisher (Esbjerg, July 1985)
July 8th 1985: Renamed GABRIELE WEHR.
January 7th 1986 – November 11th 1986: Chartered to North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.
© Simonwp (Hull, 21/09/1986)
November 21st 1986 – July 6th 1987: Chartered to North Sea Ferries for services between Zeebrugge – Hull.
1987: Chartered to Kent Line.
1988: Chartered to Brittany Ferries, Roscoff, France for services between Caen – Portsmouth,
March 1989: Services between Genoa – Rades (Tunisia).
April 10th 1989: Chartered to P&O European Ferries for services between Le Havre – Portsmouth.
© Bob Scott (Portsmouth)
July 23rd 1989 – August 14th 1989: Refit in Bremerhaven.
April 1990: Services between Dover – Calais.
July 1992: Charter completed.
October 1992: Chartered to Sally Line for services Ramsgate – Ostend.
Gabriele Wehr – © Ted Ingham (Ramsgate)
December 21st 1992: Renamed SARI.
April 27th 1993: Renamed GABRIELE WEHR.
May 1993: Chartered to P&O European Ferries Ltd., Portsmouth for services between Portsmouth – Le Havre.
June 1996 – October 1999: P&O services between Felixstowe – Zeebrugge.
© Pieter Inpyn (Ostend, 01/08/1997)
October 1999: Laid up in Wilhelmshaven.
2000: Chartered to Ferryways NV, Ostend, Belgium for services Ostend – Ipswich.
July 2001: Sold to Ferryways NV, Panama and renamed FLANDERS WAY.
© Pieter Inpyn (Ostend, 01/08/2004)
June 13th 2007: Ferryways went bankrupt.
July 1st 2007: Not being part of the bankruptcy claim she was laid up on Ostend.
July 2007: Taken over by Roroco NV (subsidiary of Cobelfret)
July 9th 2007: Arrived in Rotterdam ready for services between Rotterdam – Purfleet/ Dartford.
July 31st 2007: Services for Roroco NV/Cobelfret Ferries between Ostend – Harwich.
Flanders Way – © Nigel Thornton (Ostend, 24/08/2007)
September 17th 2007: Arrived at Remontowa, Gdansk for refit.
October 39th 2007: Services between Ostend – Harwich.
December 2007: Services between Killingholme – Ostend.
January 2008: Registered to Roroco NV, Valletta, Malta.
March 2008: Dart Line/Cobelfret Ferries services between Oostende – Killingholme/Harwich/Dartford.
April 14th 2008: Dart Line/Cobelfret Ferries services between Ostend – Killingholme/ Dartford.
April 2009: Renamed RANINE.
© Simonwp (Ipswich, 01/04/2009)
July 1st 2009: Arrived in Tilbury.
July 6th 2009: Services between Rotterdam – Ipswich.
© Cedric Hacke (Ostend, 17/07/2009)
August 1st 2009: Laid up in Tilbury.
March 2010: Sold to Asya RoRo Turizm Nakliyat ve Tic Ltd Sti, Istanbul, Turkey (Yoroz Shipping Co, Ltd, Belize).
March 11th 2010: Left Ipswich for Famagusta (Cyprus).
March 22nd 2010: Arrived in Famagusta.
April 5th 2010: Arrived in Istanbul.
April 2010: Services in the Black Sea.
May 2012: Sold to A-say Shipping Co Ltd, Belize.
July 2013: Sold to Salem Seaways, Inc, Belize.
August 6th 2013: Arrived Chittagong Roads, Bangladesh.
August 25th 2013: Beached and scrapping commenced.
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: Brian Fisher, Tony Garner, Cedric Hacke, Ted Ingham, Pieter Inpyn, John Jones, Bob Scott, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.