MS Anglia Seaways

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Anglia Seaways in Heysham
History
Name:
  • Maersk Anglia (2000 - 2010)
  • Anglia Seaways (2010 Onwards)
Owner:
  • Norfolkline BV (2000 - 2011)
  • DFDS a/s (2011 Onwards)
Operator:
  • Norfolkline (2000 - 2010)
  • DFDS Seaways (2010 - 2011)
  • Seatruck Ferries (2011 - 2012)
  • DFDS Seaways (2012)
  • Seatruck Ferries
  • DFDS Seaways (2014)
Port of registry: Denmark København
Route: Immingham - Rotterdam
Builder: Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, China
Yard number: 7130011
Completed: 2000
Acquired: June 2000
Maiden voyage: 8 July 2000
Identification: IMO number: 9186649
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 13,073 GT
Length: 142.5 m (467 ft 6 in)
Beam: 23.2 m (76 ft 1 in)
Draft: 5.5 m (18 ft 1 in)
Decks: 3
Installed power: 2 x Sulzer 8ZAL40S
Propulsion: 2 x propellers
Speed: 18.6 knots (34.4 km/h; 21.4 mph)
Capacity:
  • 1,680 lane metres
  • 121 trailers
  • 12 Passengers

MS Anglia Seaways is a Ro-Ro ferry built in 2000 for Norfolkline BV and was acquired by DFDS Seaways in 2010, she now operates in the North Sea.

History[edit]

Norfolk Line[edit]

The vessel was built at the Guangzhou Wenchong shipyard in China for Norfolk Line, originally being named Maersk Anglia. The vessel first operated on the Scheveningen to Felixstowe route until 2006 when it was moved onto the Vlaardingen to Felixstowe route. In 2009 the vessel was moved to the Irish Sea and deployed on the Heysham to Dublin route.

DFDS Seaways[edit]

In July 2010 the vessel was sold to DFDS Seaways and renamed Anglia Seaways - but remained on the Heysham to Dublin route.

In February 2011 the vessel was chartered to Seatruck Ferries and was deployed on the Heysham to Dublin route[1] until 15 January 2012 when Seatruck's own vessel Clipper Pace took over Anglia Seaways' operations.

Then she was transferred over to the Immingham-Rotterdam route which she remained on until 30 April when the vessel was moved onto the Rosyth-Zeebrugge route.

In late May 2012 she was again chartered to Seatruck Ferries where she is currently operating on the Heysham-Warrenpoint route. In April 2014 the repainted skip operates for DFDS between Kiel and Kronstadt.

Description[edit]

Anglia Seaways is a roll on-roll off freight ferry 142.5 metres in length capable of carrying 121 trailers or 1,680 lane metres. It is powered by two Sulzer diesel engines which allow the vessel to reach a speed of 18 knots (21 mph).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Article "Seatruck to commence new Dublin - Heysham service" Check |url= value (help) (PDF). Seatruck Ferries. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "M/S MAERSK ANGLIA (2000)". Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

MV Anglia Seaways - MidShip Photos