MV Westport sails from Onehunga for the final time September 2016 for a new role in Norway
HOLCIM PRESS RELEASE:
MV Westport sold
We are happy to announce the sale of the MV Westport which was completed at midday 7 September 2016.
She has been sold to Aalborg Pearl Shipping Ltd and has been reflagged under the Bahama flag and renamed “Fjordvik”. Her new operational base will be Norway.
After preparing for international travel, she is expected to leave Onehunga on this weekend or next week sailing via New Plymouth and the Suez Canal to Gdansk in Poland. A full crew is now on board, along with two Holcim employees, who will oversee the vessel’s operational handover. A Ports of Auckland pilot will guide the ship through the Manukau Heads for the last time before heading south to New Plymouth. She will undertake an in-water survey before embarking on the long journey she has ahead of her.
She will be dry-docked in Gdansk, Poland and undergo maintenance before travelling to Scandinavia for operations as a bulk cement ship.
We are very pleased we have sold her and that she will continue to operate as a cement ship rather than going to scrap.
Supply and Operations Manager
Holcim New Zealand
See the earlier reports on the final voyages to Onehunga carrying cement here>>