Scotline Marine Holdings Ltd has ordered what will be newbuilding number 750 at Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Hoogezand. To be named SCOT RANGER, the vessel will have Swedish/Finnish Ice Class 1A. Construction is planned to start early next year
Following successful delivery of SCOT CARRIER in November 2018, construction of the second vessel, SCOT EXPLORER, started in February this year. The vessel is expected to be launched in October 2019 with final delivery shortly afterwards.
SCOT EXPLORER, a 4800 dwt Bodewes Trader type, with Swedish/Finnish Ice Class 1B features an enclosed bridge wing with an economical Caterpillar/Mak 6M25C main engine. Like SCOT CARRIER, she will have a length of 89.98m, a beam of 15.20m, a maximum sailing draft of 5.68m and a cubic capacity of 240,000 ft3 (6650 m3). She will be sailing under the British Flag like the rest of the Scotline fleet and classed under Lloyd’s Register.
SCOT RANGER will be with the third sister, but with Swedish/Finnish Ice Class 1A rather than 1B.
Scotline runs a modern fleet of coasters serving Northern Europe with regular routes between Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Norway, the Baltic States, the Netherlands, France and the UK. Cargoes vary from forest products and bulk cargoes to project cargoes. With fully owned terminals in Rochester, Kent, England and Inverness in the north of Scotland, it offers customers an all-in-one service of shipping, stockholding and distribution.