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27.12.08 13:00
The first calling of ice category bulk-carrier "ZAPOLYARYE" (BC14 prj.) at base port

According to the press-department of OJSC "MSC" report BC14 prj. bulk-carrier "ZAPOLYARYE" (deadweight of 23700 tons and ice category of LU4) called at the base port of Murmansk for the first time on the 24th o December, 2008.
The ice category bulk-carrier was put into operation on 20.08.2008 and fulfilled several commercial voyages.
Vessel was built at "Cxengxi Shipyard" shipyard in Jian town (Jiangsu province, Chinese).
Murmansk Shipping company is a Customer.
At Murmansk Bulk-carrier "ZAPOLYARYE" was loaded by apatite concentrate for voyage to the port of Klaipeda.
Vessel's project (BC14) is designed by the Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB) and China Design University.
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 has 7 holds, double bottom and double sides. She is assigned for transportation bulk, grain, general cargoes, 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 BC-Ar (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.
Nowadays three BC14 prj. vessels of OJSC "MSC" are being operated "Grumant" (building No. is of CX4218, vessel was put into operation on 25.08.06), "Pomorye" (building No. is of CX4226, vessel was put into operation on 30.07.07) and "Zapolyarye".