BCC [b]Trinec[/b], registered at Prague, Czechoslovakia, later Czech rep.
L: 199.1m, B: 24.5m, D: 11m, 20596 BRT, 33230 DWT, 12000hp Sulzer main engine, 14.5kn.
Built in 1975 at Szczecin/PL (type B447/III, #23) for Czechoslovak Ocean Shipping (Ceskoslovenska namorni plavba, COS/CNP, Prague, CS).
Sister ship Bratislava (plus few more delivered to PZM).
She served COS entire 23 years, the most of all their ships.
Trinec was mainly traded between Europe and South America, sailing there in ballast and loading ores in Brazil and Venezuela. Very few outbound voyages were laden, with coal or chemicals.
In her early days, shortly after delivery, the ores were carried in four holds only, resting two were used by crews as gyms (for playing football and tennis).
She carried her millionth ton in 1979, it was some chemical stuff from Hamburg/DE and Antwerpen/BE to Santos/BR.
Her shortest trip took 11 days only, it was from Oxelosund/SE to Dunkerque/FR with iron ore.
The longest trip took 81 days, it was in 1982 with wheat from Szczecin/PL to Santiago de Cuba& Havana/CU and then in ballast to Trois Rivieres/CA.
1996 - sold to COS Venus of Malta, COS's daughter and registered at Valetta.
1998 - sold to Marcor Stevedoring (NL), since 1999 used as floating store at Waalhaven, Rotterdam/NL as [b]Marcor Bulk 1[/b], no longer sea-going.