|Wagenborg Shipping in The Netherlands sent the picture above showing her launching on December 18, 2013 and the additional information below.|
|On February 14th 2014, Shipyard Ferus Smit delivered the m.v. “Reggeborg” (yard number 404), which was christened and named on 18 December, 2013 by Mrs Marieke Reehoorn-Geerdink, to Royal Wagenborg.Over a timeframe of sixty years, this is now the third time that Wagenborg has taken a new built vessel into service with the name “Reggeborg”. The first ship was a 360 tons coaster, which rolled down the slipway at the former Shipyard Gebr. Coops in Hoogezand as the “Skald” in 1951 and was given the name “Reggeborg” in 1954. This was followed in 1994 by the open-top container carrier (558 TEU) “Reggeborg“ built at Verolme in Heusden.The new “Reggeborg” is a sister ship of the “Reestborg” (delivered in March 2013) and “Roerborg” (to be delivered in September next). The general details of the vessels are: l.o.a 169.75 metres, breadth 20.40 metres, moulded depth 13.75 metres. The three multi-purpose carriers, the largest ever taken into service by Wagenborg, are unique because of the combination of cargo capacity, hold dimensions and fuel consumption. The ships, which have two box shaped holds, are also the largest ever built by Ferus Smit. An extensive programme of towing tank tests has shown that the vessels can achieve a speed of approx. 14 knots and in ice they satisfy the stringent requirements of the Finnish-Swedish ice class 1A. The vessels are equipped with newly developed eco-bows. The advantages of this shape are, among others, a calmer handling and a higher speed at various depths. This also means that the engine capacity can be lowered, which has a positive effect on the fuel consumption. As a result, the ships can be labelled as being ‘very green’. The newly developed bow was used for the first time in a slightly smaller format on the “Vikingbank”, the “Vlieborg” and the “Volgaborg”, which were built at Ferus Smit in Westerbroek and delivered, respectively, on 19 April 2012, 28 September 2012 and 8 April 2013.
Under the command of captain Koos Boer, the “Reggeborg” started her maiden voyage shortly after the delivery. The ship was bound for Hargshamn, where iron ore had to be taken on board for Stettin.