During the winter of 1984/85 icing was so extreme in Danish waters that the dutch denmarktraders of which none had Ice Class were forced to stay inside.This pictures shows several of them in the port of Korsör, from left to right :
The Rio y Mar and Pappilon ( built as Frisiana -Aja M) alongside each other , moored at the dolphins outside the Locks in Delzijl.
It was very common that the ships would pan through the locks and wait at the Dolpins for several reasons.
e.g waiting for better weather, the tide or even because of sunday.The locks used to be closed at sunday ( those were the days )
(picture used with kind permission Harry de Groot)
A beautifull picture, 4 Denmarktraders together in the Fishereihafen in Cuxhaven.Most obvious is that the ships are seeking shelter for wind.Date is not known but will be around 1975 picture used with kind permission fam.Steenstra