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|E. Vroom on Jan 17, 2008 19:28 (10 years ago)|
Thank you for the detailed background info. There's always something to be learned everyday.
Understand your surprise completely now...
|Marek Gono on Jan 17, 2008 18:36 (10 years ago)|
Right Ed, I understand that. My point is: Buda is 12m wide and RMD canal, being it class Vb waterway, can only accomodate vessels with Bmax=11.45m. Hence my surprise.
For years (all that time since WW2 and even before that probably) shipping companies from (Czecho-)Slovakia, HU, YU, RO and BG were focused on their portion of Danube. You know, building big tugs and pushers capable of hauling six barges of iron ore upstream from Izmail to Linz. They started to build smaller cargo ships suitable for RMD canal in late 1980's - early 90's. Then economical troubles came, socio-politicial changes etc. So they don't have many 110 x 11.4m vessels that fit RMD canal. Surely, most of their barges and some pusher would fit, but hauling a single one barge (1000DWT) by a 2000hp pusher with crew of 10 is not a high-profit job.
Czech and polish companies, however, have had advantage - their smaller "Odra-/Elbe-max" ships fit most of German canals so can make it to ARA area easily.
So, I'd guess you can see a polish vessels in Amsterdam quite regularly while hungarian and slovak are fairly rare. And if there's one, it will most likely be a Dutch or German "second-hand" :-)
|E. Vroom on Jan 16, 2008 19:19 (10 years ago)|
|Hi, I read you are surprised about her showing up in Amsterdam. Well, it seems like analog to the road trucking buisines, the inland shipping market is slowly being "shared" by Eastern-Europe shippers. It is no longer uncommon to find inland ships from these regions in the Dutch Westcoastal waters.|
|Marek Gono on Jan 16, 2008 17:48 (10 years ago)|
thanks for sharing this shot; I'm a bit surprised to see her getting as far as Amsterdam...
She is of 1700-ish gross tons and capacity of approx. 2200t.
Built 1977 at Mahart Dockyard, Ujpest, HU, as [b]DET-1[/b], pusher-barge combo.
1988 - renamed to [b]Buda[/b].
L: 85m, B: 12m, H: 3.2m, D: 2.8m, 2250DWT, 1x SKL 1300hp engine.
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