Victoriaborg

 Victoria

Victoriaborg was built in 2001, is 433 feet long and flies the flag of The Netherlands

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In past years, the Victoriaborg worked a regular cycle, picking up copper concentrate, a rich, processed mineral ore, in Portugal and taking it to Finland. There, after discharging the copper, they loaded wood pulp for Menominee. Then a quick trip to Duluth to load beet pulp pellets that they took back to a number of European countries, usually Spain, conveniently located next to Portugal, where they then went to repeat the cycle.
The Victoriaborg, like all Wagenborg ships, is efficient, flexible and able to carry bulk cargo such as grain or coal as well as containerized cargo. She is able to subdivide holds to allow many different cargos to be carried on one trip.
Wagenborg ships are also distinguished by the small crew they use. The normal crew for the Victoriaborg is 9. On a past visit here, they had a captain, a chief officer and chief engineer and 2 maritime officers who do triple duty in the engine room, the deck and the pilothouse. They had a bosun and two able seamen (deck hands), one of whom did the cooking.
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Picture above taken Tuesday, May 14, 2002
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Picture above taken Tuesday, May 14, 2002

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