Retire after 50 years with Eimskip

20210802 – Today Lagarfoss arrived from her voyage from the US East Coast and coastal voyage in Iceland. This was in the way unusual arrival as her Master was on his final voyage.

Capt. Magnus at the helm

Capt. Magnus Hardarson started his carrier with Eimskip in 1971 and has therefor served in the company for half a century from deckboy to Master. His carrier in the company has been very sucsessful but now his last voyage with the company is coming to an end.

Lagarfoss bunkering at the oil terminal

Before bearthing in Eimskip terminal in Reykjavík the Lagarfoss went for bunkering at the oil terminal at the entrance to port of Reykjavík. I boarded Lagarfoss and joined my friend Capt. Magnus on his last leg to the Eimskip Container Terminal.

Lines casted off from the oil terminal
Arriving to Eimskip Container Terminal in Reykjavík

Capt. Magnus did his maiden voyage as Master of Bruarfoss (IMO 9117193) on October 19th 2000. He took command of the Lagarfoss in 2014.

I’m saying goodby to Capt. Magnus on his maiden voyage
Welcoming Capt. Magnus from his last voyage 21 years later

Capt. Magnus was interviewd by the largest newspaper in Iceland. The headline said “In port after half a century“ The deckboy that became Captain.

With Lagarfoss in Westmann Isl. Iceland.