Götheborg to Sail Again
The Swedish East Indiaman Götheborg will sail again with support from the shipping agency Greencarrier Group, which has announced that it will take the full operational and financial responsibility for the ship for the next two years.
The Nordic's largest privately-owned transport company said in a press release that it is underwriting the sailing of the East Indiaman Götheborg replica from its home at the Port of Gothenburg.
According to the sources, the ship is a copy of the East Indiaman that ran aground in 1745 and sank at Hunnebådan at the entrance to the port. In 1986, a team of marine archaeologists began excavating the original ship and construction got under way in 1995.
A first step is to ensure the sailability of the ship and the plan is to have her in the water and ready late spring 2020, said the Swedish sustainable logistics and supply chain company.
"We are yet to define the timeplan for 2020 but the great classic shows of large sailing vessels, Sail Amsterdam and Sail Bremen, are of course on the list of planned activities. The Nordic and Baltic capitals will also be visited by the East India sailor as well as additional ports," it said.
"In 2020 we are celebrating 20 years as a company and the ship will be a perfect place for celebrations with all of you employees as well as our customers in many different places," it added.