|Photographer:||Malcolm Cranfield [View profile]||Title:||MYKOLA MOVCHAN||Added:||May 22, 2011|
|Captured:||October 21, 1999||IMO:||7015614||Hits:||1,393|
|Location:||Newport (South Wales), United Kingdom|
||General cargo ships built 1960-1969 (Over 3000gt)|
|MYKOLA MOVCHAN was photographed arriving at Newport with a cargo of animal feeding stuffs on the dull day of 21st October 1999, close to dusk. This ship marked the end of an era at Newport, being one of the last general cargo ships to visit the port and arriving before entry to the port was barred to the general public. The dockmaster, who recalled my name from photographs in the Ian Allan books published in the 1960's, and agent Noel Challenger of TU Agencies, were most hospitable.
Built for the USSR's Black Sea Shipping Company in 1969 and delivered in 1970 as FRIEDRICH ENGELS, the ship was renamed MYKOLA MOVCHAN in 1996 and was from 1999 operated by Black Sea Transport of Istanbul until arriving at Alang for breaking on 20 December 2000.