MONTSALVA of Compagnie Maritime Belge

8th December 2004, 13:28
Photographed in Glasgow in 1976,Maritime Belge ships being an extreme rarity on the Clyde.

8th December 2004, 18:58
Interesting 1968 Belgian built , they were four sisters:MONTAIGLE- MONTENAKEN-MONTFORT and MONTSALVA, she became KOTA BENAR in 1986 and few time later was scrapped.

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15th April 2008, 07:59
A curiosity indeed. – Certainly not the usual haunt of a CMB ship, but in passing she was fixed (by me working on behalf of Compagnie Maritime Belge) on the 10th September 1976 to Kuwait Steamship Copany, for a timecharter trip starting at Bremen and via the UK to thence out to the then “Persian Gulf”, at the princely rate of US Dollars 4,825 per day plus USD1,500 overtime; so it is possible she was on that timecharter and it might explain her unusal visit to the Clyde. - I wonder if you have a note of the month?

11th September 2008, 17:21
J'ai navigué sur le Montsalava, j'avais 20 ans. ce fut mon premier bâteau à la cmb.

11th September 2008, 21:28
Excellent, monsieur!! Vous étiez très heureux

12th September 2008, 14:37
Greetings amphi and welcome to SN from the south of England. Bon voyage.

2nd August 2013, 21:50
The MONTSALVA was the last of the four ships of this serie of 4, but it differed from the others by its hatch cover closing system which had been devised by a former employee of Mac Gregor who impletmented his own pattent. I was on board during the sea trial and a strong team of welders had still to fix the hatch covers. The watertight test should have been carried out with an umbrella. Preparing the hatch cover for sea was a difficult operation also.