Launching Nb. 404 ‘Reggeborg’
On Wednesday the 18th of December, 11.00 hrs, our Nb. 404 M.V. ‘Reggeborg’ will be launched at Leer.
Reggeborg is the second ship in a series of three built for Wagenborg. However, this ship comes with an increased deckhouse which makes her more suitable for deck cargo’s.
The launching promises to become a splash of huge proportions, as it is by far the largest ship in our assortment. With a length of 170mtr, Breadth of 20.4 mtr and 23000 deadweight tons carrying capacity she is nearing the maximum dimensional limits that can be built at our Leer production-site. Ships of these dimensions are normally floated out of a building dock or launched from longitudinal slipways. The spectacular sideways launching of a ship this size is an event that has rarely been seen.
On the photos you can see Reggeborg on the slipway. Recently her deckhouse was placed by Wagenborgs floating crane ‘Triton’.
Picture: Copyright Simon Marrink (the first picture).