On 29 August FeruS Smit launched MV Vlieborg which was reported to be the largest ship launched on the Winschoterdiep canal. The vessel is 12,000 tons with a hold volume of over 500,000 cubic feet.
The Vlieborg is the second of three vessels being built for Wagenborg shipping in Delfzijl. The ship is due to be delivered to Wagenborg in October.
Ferus Smit specialises in the design, engineering and production of cargo ships, tankers, bulk carriers and other vessels. It is a family owned company that has been in operation for over a 100 years.