Captain’s view on one of the last days on board Anglia before being taken over by the Mediterranean Shipping Group Attica
Yesterday on 2 July, some may have been close to shedding a tear or two, as it was the last arrival in Vlaardingen for Anglia Seaways. She has been sold to the Mediterranean shipping group Attica who today at 11:10 CET took over the sturdy, reliable Anglia that has served us so well since she came to Norfolkline’s Scheveningen–Felixstowe route on 8 July 2000 from Guangzhou Shipyard in China.
“However, over time, she has become a bit too small for our North Sea routes with her capacity of a maximum of 121 trailers. Instead, her capacity will be perfect in her new job in the Mediterranean waters of Greece, says Jesper Hartvig Nielsen, Fleet Management.
“She has sailed in many places for Norfolkline and DFDS, including the Irish Sea and the North Sea. She even sailed the Baltic Sea between Kiel–Klaipeda–Ust-Luga. However, her ‘home waters’ have been those between Vlaardingen and Felixstowe/Immingham, where she has served us and various crews well for many years.
“The crew members will all be offered jobs on other ships, and they deserve a big thank you for taking so good care of her and preparing her so well for delivery to her new owner,” says Jesper.
Enjoy the photos which have been taken by Anglia’s Captain through many years, Orpheus Kekus who is also a very good photographer.
Job well done by the crew before taking the Danish flag down for the last time
Flag change took place today on 3 July
July 3, 2019