The keel of the new 42 300 t bulk carrier Ruen has been laid
On 18 August this year at 10.58 local time the keel of the new 42 300 t bulk carrier Ruen under a hull number HQ 135 was laid in the Chinese shipbuilding yard China’s Jiangsu Hongqiang Marine Heavy Industry in the presence of the Executive director of Navigation Maritime Bulgare - Captain Alexander Kalchev (master foreign going) and the Technical director of the Company - Engineer Daniel Harisanov. That is the first one out of six vessels from the  Bluetech 42 project performed by the Finnish company Foreship Blue Tech Ltd and part of the so called eco-projects meeting the latest requirements for the environment protection. The first vessel from the series shall be named Ruen. In that way Navibulgar shall follow the tradition to give that name to the first vessel from a new series of bulk carriers - on 15 March 1967 in Inoshima Japan in the Hitachi shipbuilding yard (p. № 4150) the 14 030 t. ore carrier Ruen built for Navigation Maritime Bulgare hoisted her flag. It was the first one of the series of 14 000 t. ore carriers ordered for Navibulgar in Japan. Ruen was condemned from the Navibulgar fleet after 42 years of service until 29 May 2009.
The building of the new vessels is supervised by Navibulgar representative Dimitar Tonev.