Thursday, 13 September 2007


Another former Armawa fleet member taken over in 2004 by the German Hansa Capital group has been on the Clyde this month - this time the ex-OOSTERBRUG which is now sailing as HC FREYA. Like her sister HC IDA, she was on the river to load scrap metal, and sailed this afternoon for Bayonne, in south-west France. She too is a Damen Combi Freighter 3850, one of several ships built by East European shipyards for completion by the Dutch company. HC FREYA was constructed (as Project 1038) at the Daewoo-Mangalia shipyard in Romania, then the hull was towed through the Mediterranean and round the Iberian Peninsula to Holland for completion. She was delivered to her original owners in January 2002. She too is of 2,545 gross tons, and has a deadweight of 3,783 tonnes. She now flies the Antigua and Barbuda flag, being registered at St John's.