The Netherlands: Ferus Smit Shipyard Splashes Vessel Vikingbank
On March 17th, after christening and name-giving by Eva Pot, m.v. Vikingbank (yard No. 406) was launched at Shipyard Ferus Smit, Westerbroek. The Vikingbank is the sixth vessel in the Pot Scheepvaart fleet christened by this twenty year old sports-management student.
Soon the now vacant slipway will be taken up by the first section of yard number 407, m.v. Vlieborg. Both Vikingbank and Vlieborg are, regarding size, the largest and heaviest vessels built by Ferus Smit at the Winschoterdiep. Delivery of m.v. Vikingbank is expected mid-April.
Length over all – 142,65 m
Width – 15,87 m
Depth 10,78 m
Deadweight – 11.850 ton
Cargo capacity – 503.500 cft
Main engine – 4000 kW Mak 8M32
Speed – 14 knots
Source: wagenborg, March 19, 2012