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Tuesday 29 July 2008
Columbus departing from Greenock,shortly after a torrential summer downpour.
Columbus was built by MTW Schiffswerft, Wismar, Germany. She was completed for Hapag-Lloyd in 1997, is 14903grt in size, has dimensions 144.0 x 21.5 x 5.1 m, and she has 420 berths. Engines consist of 4 x Wartsila, 10560kW, giving a service speed of 18.5 knots.