Among the many Dutch ships that have called in recent months Lady Christina is a bit different. It is fitted with a 35 tonne capacity travelling crane, which runs on tracks, allowing it to work over any area of the ship's two holds.
Owned by Wijnne & Barends of Delfzijl, the ship was built in the same port by Niestern Sander BV in 2000 as Christina. Ships of the fleet have had the "Lady" prefix added recently, this one adopting the prefix in 2010.
A 30 ship fleet of smaller vessels under 5500 tonnes deadweight, W&B claims to be the oldest Dutch shipping company. See their "Just Add Water" web site at: http://www.wijnnebarends.nl/
Lady Christina measures 4325 gross tons, 5375 deadweight, and is classed as a general cargo ship, able to carry heavy cargo, containers (348 TEU) and bulk. It is also rated as Ice Class 1A.
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