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~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for December 2022 ~ 1of2 ~ ~ Tollund ~ alongside at Poole - November 2022  

When Tollund berthed on South Quay at Port of Poole in November to discharge timber, Darryl Morrell was on hand to capture these two impressive photos of the ship. In the first image, luxury yacht Mogambo (on the quay’s northern berth opposite Tollund) and Border Force’s Searcher (on Oil Jetty) can be seen in the background. Tollund’'s Polish owners Zegluga Gdanska are an established coastal passenger cruise operator who are now venturing into deep sea shipping

~SHIPS~DORSET~ Images of the Month for December 2022 ~ 2of2 ~ ~ Tollund ~ alongside at Poole - November 2022  

Tollund was built in 1994 by Dutch shipyard Ferus Smit of Hoogezand near Groningen. She has operated as containership and general cargo ship under a few previous owners and two earlier names. With a deep sea fleet of only three vessels, the owners task Danish chartering managers Wind Shipping ApS with seeking the most lucrative cargo contracts for Tollund and their two other ocean going ships.

Key Dimensions for Tollund ... Gross Tonnage = 2,818 ... Length = 91m ... Beam = 14m ... Service Speed = 12 knots ... Hold dimensions = 63m x 10.8m x 8.34m(height) ... Grain capacity c195,000 cu.ft. ... Timber capacity c4,800 cu.m. ... registered in Gdansk, Poland.  

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