Bulk Carriers with car decks were a popular type of BC (Buries Marks,Bibby etc.)some chartered to car makers such as Volkswagen etc.and some companies with PCC now such as O.W.before Pure Car carriers took over the trade,it was another way of reducing ballast trips with guarantee cargoeshttp://www.photoship.co.uk/JAlbum%20Ships/Old%20Ships%20C/slides/Cheshire-05.htmlI've seen pictures of Ore-Bulk-Container ships, namely the Cast ships with alternate Ore/Bulk and Container holds, do they work commercially and are OBC's usually like this with alternate holds or are some with holds that can hold all three types?
I've also seen references to Bulk carrier/Car-Carriers with demountable suspended car deck but i'm not sure if that was just a suggestion rather than an actual ship.
Loaded tapioca in Kohsichang on the Nordic Sky.I was on Cast Heron when she became Helm. We loaded tapioca in Thailand for Rotterdam. That was some cargo, weeks to load, covered in dust (everywhere and every thing) Last ship with Denholms, redundant Jun Chief Engineer. Well peed off, I binned all my Denholm News mags (regrettably)