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Photographer:Malcolm Cranfield [View profile]Title:MYKOLA MOVCHANAdded:May 22, 2011
Captured:October 21, 1999IMO:7015614Hits:1,393
Location:Newport (South Wales), United Kingdom
Photo Category: 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.
Vessel Identification
Name:Mykola Movchan
Technical Data
Vessel type:General Cargo
Gross tonnage:9,883 tons
Summer DWT:12,652 tons

Additional Information
Build year:1970
AIS Information
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Photo Comments (2)

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Spock on May 23, 2011 14:57 (7 years ago)
Hello Bob,

thank you for the information. I will correct my files immediately.

Regard, "spock"
Guest on May 22, 2011 16:53 (7 years ago)
Spock: You have the wrong FRIEDRICH ENGELS in mind. The one in the photo was built for the USSR in Poland by Stocznia Gdanska and is the 14th example built of the B40 design.
The one you refer to was built for East Germany's VEB Deutfracht/Seereederei and was of the "Indik" type
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