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KAMENITZA

The bulgarian flagged bulker KAMENITZA was assisted by a Bugsier tug, when she entered the Brunsbüttel locks on 13/09/2009.

Some info about her:
1980 Georgi Dimitrov,Varna/139 imo8006256
CS: LZFW / current flag: Bulgaria
L*B= 184.60*22.80m
GT 16188
TDW 24.150
Sulzer, 8.827 kW, 14,5 kn;

KAMENITZA

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Another fine photograph, Seaconger - This class of Bulgarian built bulker I had to do two 'Condition Surveys' on and they are very strongly built and apart from being Ice Class 3 also have tank top strengths of 30 mt. per M2 in 2 holds and the others are not too bad either. They lack a bit of cubic and are a bit deep, but, otherwise an handy work-horse type of gearless bulker. The accomodation was'nt too bad , bit basic , but spacious. Food was good too B\)
 

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Hi Stumps,
very interesting info. I think, these vessels are constructed simply but very efficient. A lot of freigthers of the former "Eastern Bloc" exhibit such characteristics.

Krgds
Seaconger

PS: Did the beer taste even very well?
 

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Seaconger - I wish they had beer. Rarely seen beer on Bulgarian shipsbut, they do a very acceptable cognac called 'PLISKA'. The only drawback with Eastern block ships is the electricals and auxiliary machinery. Some of them still have irritating problems. These Bulgarian ships are probably the best I've come across.
 

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Seaconger - I wish they had beer. Rarely seen beer on Bulgarian shipsbut, they do a very acceptable cognac called 'PLISKA'.
Brrr, very ugly! On East german ships they had a Brandy called "Wilthener Goldkrone". It's also a disgusting drink. But the beer tatsts very well until today (Rostocker, Lübzer, Radeberger and this on here is the best: http://www.myvideo.de/watch/5607324/Koestritzer_Schwarzbier

The only drawback with Eastern block ships is the electricals and auxiliary machinery. Some of them still have irritating problems. These Bulgarian ships are probably the best I've come across.
Yes, I understand. A lot of "Eastern block" ships had main-engines from Sulzer or MAN. So, for example, east-germans had often MAN engines, which were produced in licence by DMR or VEB Schwermaschinenbau Karl-Liebknecht. On the other hand their "auxiliary equipment" came from GDR, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland,etc. . Not so good quality, more quantity. Ok, they had to plan their budget/ requirement for 5 years(Sad).
 

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