Friday, 20 May 2011


One of the container ships employed on the MacAndrews' services to Rotterdam and Lisbon is PHILIPP, a German-owned vessel completed in 2008. Her hull was built in Turkey and then towed to the Netherlands for fitting out, which was done by the Volharding Shipyard at Hoogezand, where she was completed as BELUGA MEDITATION although she had been launched as ESTIME. She took her present name in March, and shortly afterwards had a collision with a small fishing boat off the Isle of Man. An investigation by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch is ongoing. PHILIPP has a deadweight of 10,600 tonnes, a length of 154.9 metres, and can carry 917 TEU boxes.