Sunday, March 9, 2014

Osogovo - a bulker for a change

To break the monotony of product tankers, it was nice to see a bulk carrier for a change today. Osogovo arrived and anchored in number 1 anchorage to take on bunkers.

A 2011 product of the Shanhaignan Shipbuilding Industry in Qinhuangdao, China, the 19,906 grt, 30,693 dwt ship is owned and operated by Navigation Maritime Bulgare, the state owned Bulgarian shipping company. It is no stranger to Canadian waters, but is normally seen on the St.Lawrence where it  typically loads grain. It is fitted with three 30 tonne cranes for cargo handling.

As with most Bulgarian ships, it is named for a region in the country. Osogovo is a mountainous region on the Macedonian border. The name derives from "osso" and "gov" meaning a divine place.


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