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Post by aukepalmhof » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:56 pm

I found on the internet this Russian postal card image with the bulkcarrier ZAPOLYARYE with the date 10-02-2015, My Russian is not so good that I could read the reason the postal card was issued.

She was built as a gearless bulkcarrier of the BC14 design under yard no 4227 by Chengxi Shipyard, Qingdao, China for the Murmansk Shipping Co., Murmansk, Russia.
16 November 2007 keel laid down.
Launched as the PERSEVERANCE.
Tonnage 15,878 grt, 7,206 nrt, 23,645 dwt, dim. 180.5 x 22.86 x 13.50m., length bpp. 173.28m, draught 9.91m.
Powered by one 2S 6-cyl. MAN B&W 6S50MC-C diesel engine, 9,480 kW (12,900 bhp.), one shaft, speed 13 knots.
Grain capacity 25,298 m³. in seven holds.
Can carry 520 teu’s but has not the container lashing on board.
Ice class 1 A.
13 August 2008 completed as the ZAPOLYARYE. Homeport Murmansk.

2016 In service same name and owner, IMO No 9524205.

Source: Murmansk Shipping Co. web-site, Russian Ship Registry.
Russia Prepaid Postal Card 2015.

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