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25.08.08 19:28
Bulk carrier "Zapolyarye" of BC14 prj. was put into operation at Chinese shipyard

On August 20, 2008 at "Cxengxi Shipyard" in Jiangyin city of Jiangsu province (China) the second in the series of BC14 bulk carrier project with deadweight of 23700 tons and LU4 ice category was put into operation for Murmansk Sea Shipping Company. Vessel has unrestricted sailing region and designed for bulk cargoes transportation.
 
Bulk carrier's name is "Zapolyarye".
 
Vessel was registered into Russian International Vessels' Registry (flag is of Russian Federation).
 
Building number is of CX4218. RS number is of 070395.
 
Vessel's overall length is of 180.50 m, breadth is of 22.86 m, depth is of 13.50 m, draught (Summer Freeboard) is of 9.91 m.
 
Vessel's project is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB), and China Design University.
 
Vessel has 7 holds, double bottom and double sides. She is assigned for transportation bulk, grain, general cargos, un-liquefied ore concentrate and dangerous goods of 1, 1.4S, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 classes of IMDG Code and cargoes of category B of BC Code.
 
BC14 prj. vessel's Russian Maritime Register of Shipping class notation is of KM LU4 A2 bulk carrier (ESP).
 
Summarized capacity of cargo holds is of 25440 cubic m. Deadweight is of 23700 tons.
 
Main engine capacity is of 8243 kWt. Cruising speed is of 15.2 kn.
 
Sailing distance is of 9000 miles.
 
Vessel's keel was laid down on 16.11.07. She was put into operation on 20.08.08.