Just two weeks after the bulk carrier Viden (ІМО 7301207), Navigation Maritime Bulgare enlarges its fleet of modern vessels in the group of 37 to 43 DWT. The bulk carrier Veslets (Veslets - IМО: 9621869) is the latest addition. The ship was built in 2012 in Zhejiang Zhenghe – Zhoushan, China and is the same type as the already acquired motor vessels Chumerna and Viden. Up until now, the ship was operated by the Swiss company ABC Maritime under the name ADFINES EAST. Boyan Shampionov, master foreign going, is its first captain, and eng. Vasil Mihalev is its first chief engineer.
Veslets’ length overall is 189,96 m, and its breadth extreme is 28,53 m(DWT 36940 t). The main engine Hyundai MAN/BW: 6S46MC-C8.1 has a power of 7368 kW (at 118 r.p.m.) which allows for a maximum speed of over 14,0 knots. The ship has 1C FS Ice Class.
At the end of this month, Navigation Maritime Bulgare awaits the fourth sister ship of this type.
Veslets is the third ship to bear that name in the history of Navigation Maritime Bulgare. The first one was the motorsailer boat Veslets in operation from 1949 to 1950 and then granted for a training ship to the Navy. The second one was the 10 000 – ton collier Veslets designed and built in Bulgaria (Veslets - IMO 7038135), which was in the fleet from 1970 to 2006.
Navibulgar Press Service