Royal Bodewes sends third Trader 4800 for Scotline on sea trials

The Scot Ranger has left Royal Bodewes Shipyards in Hoogezand to go on sea trials. The ship, which is to be the third Trader 4800 for Scotline, Inverness, was towed to the sea harbour of Delfzijl. From there it sailed to the Eemshaven from where the sea trials began on Tuesday 5 January.

The Scot Ranger (yard number 750, imo 9851220) was christened and launched on 6 November 2020. The details of the Trader 4800 are: 3457 GT, 2201 NT, 4790 DWT, Loa (pp) x B x D (d) = 89.98 (84.87) x 15.20 x 6.60 (5.68) metres. The propulsion system of the Scot Ranger is a MaK main engine, type 6M25C, 1700 kW or 2311 hp via a Renk-reduction box on a controllable pitch propeller in a nozzle for a speed of 10.5 knots. The Trader 4800 is fully container fitted for 215 TEU.

The other two vessels in this series are the Scot Carrier, delivered in October 2018, and the Scot Explorer, delivered in November 2019.

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.