This week, Flandria Seaways and her crew sailed through the long and busy Suez Canal on their way from China to Europe. This is Captain Joakim Dahlberg’s second time bringing one of our mega freight ferries home, and he has taken this great picture (above) on their way through the artificial sea–level waterway that connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean.
With endless banks of sand on both sides, our colleagues on board passed and also sailed alongside many cruise, container and cargo vessels. Their tonnage, water displacement and timing are all carefully calculated to enable safe transit while passing through the canal, which takes around 11 hours.
Flandria Seaways, Joakim and his dedicated crew are expected to arrive in Vlaardingen on 29 September.
Fitted out in Singapore
Earlier this month, and in accordance with tradition, Flandria Seaways also made an important stop in Singapore to be fitted out for service and stocked with a variety of essentials needed for her further voyages. Four containers filled with spare parts, stores, supplies and provisions were loaded onto Flandria as you can see from the pictures below, shared by Jesper Hartvig Nielsen and Peter Guldager.