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Photo Details
Photographer:Ria Maat [View profile]Title:BRITANNIA SEAWAYSAdded:Sep 28, 2011
Captured:September 28, 2011IMO:9153032Hits:1,281
Location:Maassluis, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Photo Category: RO/RO
The BRITANNIA SEAWAYS with a newly installed crane and side door as can be seen, outbound Rotterdam - Europoort.
Vessel Identification
Name:Britannia Seaways
Flag:Denmark International Register
Former name(s):
- Tor Britannia (Until 2011 May 18)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro Cargo
Gross tonnage:24,613 tons
Summer DWT:11,089 tons
Length:197 m
Beam:26 m
Draught:6.9 m

Additional Information
Home port:Copenhagen
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:2000
AIS Information
Last known position:
51°57’10.26” N, 1°18’44.04” E
Speed, course (heading):
0kts, 306° (306°)
Arrival:18th Jan 2019
03:30:13 UTC
Last update:
7 minutes 18 seconds ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 September 12th, 02:30:47 UTCRtm-flx-rtm
2018 August 19th, 06:15:54 UTCRtm-flx-rtm
2018 August 19th, 06:15:33 UTCRtm-fn
2018 June 4th, 15:15:55 UTCRtm
2018 June 3rd, 20:30:17 UTCImmingham
2018 June 2nd, 18:45:49 UTCCuxhaven
2018 June 2nd, 02:00:32 UTCFxt-rtm-fxt
2018 May 12th, 10:00:34 UTCRtm-fxt-rtm
2018 May 11th, 20:30:48 UTCRtm-fxt-fxt
2018 May 7th, 20:30:07 UTCRtm-fxt-fxt
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Photo Comments (9)

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Ria Maat on Oct 25, 2011 20:28 (7 years ago)
Thanks a lot Patrick and Rick for your interesting informations!! I appreciate it! Now I understand.
Best regards, Ria
Patalavaca on Oct 06, 2011 19:29 (7 years ago)
Patrick, you just beat me to the answer! I have just been on her sister, the 'Suecia Seaways' at Felixstowe, and indeed the side door and crane are as you say; for NATO military take up. There are five Danish ships involved in this arrangement; these two sisters, 'Dana Futura', 'Ark Forwarder' and one other. NATO pays the operators are a very handsone fee for this facility with a proviso that they must be deployable within two weeks notice. This also explains why on the 'Britannia' & 'Suecia', at least, that the crew have recently been changed form Philippinos to Poles to comply with NATO nationality requirements.
So, as yet, the side doors and crane have yet to be used 'in anger'!
Regards, Rick
Patrick Hill on Oct 06, 2011 19:10 (7 years ago)
The crane and side door are needed for her role in the ARK fleet - used for military deployments where there may be no ramp facilities or quayside cranes.
Ria Maat on Sep 30, 2011 05:50 (7 years ago)
I wonder Rick, when we will know for what use the door was placed.... or can you really find it out?
Patalavaca on Sep 29, 2011 16:09 (7 years ago)
"Hopefully you do not expect an answer from me on that difficult question."
Hi Ria, no, it was a general question (picture me scratching my head... :-0 ) to anybody & everybody....but of course, I can ask on the ship to find out myself!
Regards, Rick
Ria Maat on Sep 29, 2011 11:16 (7 years ago)
Hi Rick!
Thank you for stopping by and your compliments!
Hopefully you do not expect an answer from me on that difficult question.... Such as you know, I'm only the photographer and know almost nothing about ships, etc. - Well, they won't have made the door for no use, I guess.
Greetings, Ria
Patalavaca on Sep 29, 2011 07:46 (7 years ago)
Having left Vlaardingen in the morning and arrived at Felixstowe some 8 hours later... where I was - on the quay as she berthed. That side door is not used in Felixstowe; and Vlaardingen has big stern loading facilities. So, I wonder where & when it is used?
Another ace photo Ria. Prachtig!
Regards, Rick
Ria Maat on Sep 28, 2011 20:41 (7 years ago)
Wow! How could I overlook that... Thank you!
Gr. Ria
Hawkeye on Sep 28, 2011 17:55 (7 years ago)
And the side door.
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