Trawler as Merchant vessel

20210713 – Tonight the former trawler KLEIFABERG left Reykjavik for Greenland as the merchant vessel MARS.

The stern trawler Kleifaberg after her last fishing trip.

She was originally the Icelandic ENGEY build in 1974 owned by Grandi but sold to Rammi in 1998 becoming KLEIFABERG.

In 2007 she was sold to Brim but name unchanged. She became one of the most sucsessful trawler in the Icelandic fishing fleet for years.

Early morning of July 13th she was still flying the Icelandic flag

KLEIFABERG was laid up in Reykjavik in August 2020 and later sold to IceTugs Reykjavik to be converted into support vessel.

Mars departing Reykjavik for Greenland

Today she was renamed MARS and transferred under the flag of Belize and registered as merchant vessel. She left for assignment in Greenland for next three months manned by Icelandic crew.

Flying the flag of Beliz