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New lease of life for ageing bulkcarrier

First half of May, saw a flock of handy-size bulkcarriers operated by Poland's largest shipping company Polish Steamship Company. The ships, featuring "Polsteam" logo on sides, were geared handy-max Dorine, universal, gearless bulkers Powstaniec Listopadowy and General Dabrawski, the latter being the oldest unit of the trio.
Remontowa S.A. brought the 23 years old General Dabrowski back to good prospects of profitable trading by enhancements in ship's structural strength, in line with new SOLAS convention amendments. To facilitate this, 45 tons of new steel structure have been added, mainly in shape of stiffeners and brackets. This, added, to replacement of deteriorated steel, brings the steel installed to a total of 120 t. Cargo hatch covers and hatch coamings were also repaired and modified. The ship was also docked for routineous hull maintenance and had ballast, bilge and cooling seawater systems repaired.


General Dabrawski is one of the oldest ships in nearly 90 units strong fleet of Szczecin based shipowner, which is the long-standing partner and the mainstay of Remontowa's Polish market operations in ship repairs sector. The ship, built in 1983 in Bulgaria, is a 38 591 dwt bulkcarrier, 198.50 m long, 27.8 m wide and drafting 11.20 m.
Earlier this year, another Polsteam ship - Ziemia Lodzka - underwent damage repairs at Remontowa.


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