On Aug 27 at 11.15 a.m. the "Katja" had left its deep water anchorage off Wilhelmshaven and was docked at Blohm & Voss Yard in Hamburg for repairs of the hull damage suffered in the grounding off Minsener Oog/Wangerooge.
New green concept coaster “THARSIS” named at Shipyard “De Kaap” in Meppel
On Saturday the 25th of August the latest newbuilding project 253 of Shipyard “De Kaap” in Meppel has been subject to the naming ceremony. After a welcome and introduction by managing director mrs. Thecla Bodewes and a pray of blessing the ship was christened by the two godmothers mrs. Mariska de Jonge and Mrs. Maartje van de Heuvel (respective spouses of the owners) and named “THARSIS”. The type KAAPCOASTER 2300 is the first of a series 2300 DWT multi-purpose “green concept” coasters with low draft and double propulsion powered by two diesel-electric units with a very economic fuel consumption (the reduction, in comparison to a similar vessel with a conventional propulsion arrangement, will be 15%.