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Berge Stahl

See also : On board photos Berge Stahl - Part 1 & On board photos Berge Stahl - Part 2 & On board photos Berge Stahl - Part 3

See also :  On board photos Berge Stahl - Part 4 &  More photos Berge Stahl - 1 &  More photos Berge Stahl - 2

See also :  Berge Stahl in Dry Dock

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"Berge Stahl".
( Photo thanks to Bergesen D.Y. )
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"Berge Stahl".
( Copyright reserved )
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"Berge Stahl".
( Photo by Frans Caspers )
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"Berge Stahl".
( Photo by Frans Caspers )
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"Berge Stahl".
( Photo by Frans Caspers )
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"Berge Stahl".
( Photo collection Hans L. Lott )
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"Berge Stahl".
( Photo collection Hans L. Lott )
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"Berge Stahl". Sao Luis, Brazil, 20.11.2005.
( Photo by Ivo Balic )
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"Berge Stahl". Sao Luis, Brazil, 20.11.2005.
( Photo by Ivo Balic )
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"Berge Stahl". Sao Luis, Brazil, 20.11.2005.
( Photo by Ivo Balic )
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"Berge Stahl", in her new livery.
( Copyright BW Fleet Management Pte. Ltd., Singapore )
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"Berge Stahl".
( Copyright reserved )
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"Berge Stahl", at Rottredam, January 11th, 2014.
( Photo Copyright Max Müller )

Name: Berge Stahl
IMO No: 8420804
Built: 12/1986
Type: Bulk Carrier
Status: In Service
SubType: Ore
Flag: Norway (NIS)
DWT: 364,767
Draft: 23.035
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea (416)
GT: 175,720
LOA: 342.08/328.00
Owner: Bergesen d.y.
NT: 61,796
Beam: 63.50
Speed/Cons: 13.50/71.00
Class: NV
Depth: 30.20
Engine Type: Burmeister & Wain 7L90MCE, 20301 kW at 73 RPM
Grain: 7,063
Bale: -
Gear: -

Additional Information :
The Miramar Ship Index for "BERGE STAHL"
ID No: 8420804 Year: 1986
Name: BERGE STAHL Launch Date: -
Type: Ore carrier Date of completion: -
Flag: NOR Keel: -
Tons: 175720 Link: 2660
DWT: 364767 Yard No: 416
Length overall: 343.0 Ship Design: -
LPP: 328.0 Country of build: KOR
Beam: 63.5 Builder: Hyundai
Material of build: - Location of yard: Ulsan
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn): 1D-13.5     
Owner as Completed: Bergesen D.Y, NOR
Subsequent History:

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MS Berge Stahl
Do you wonder what is looking the largest bulk carrier vessel built ever. That definitely is MS Berge Stahl. The ships is part of the fleet of Bergesen d.y. ASA. The flag of the ship is in Stavanger, Norway. This is a little bit strange, because it was previously registered in Monrovia, Liberia, but with changing of ship-owners they changed the flag too. The ship MS Berge Stahl is designed to carry iron in bulk. Her deadweight is a 364,767 m.t. and has a length of 343 mtr. The enormous ship has a width of 65 mtr and its draft is 23 mtr. The vessel was built in 1986 in the ship-yard of Hyundai Heavy Industries. So big ship should has a heavy engine, which should give to it enough power to made this weight go through water. The main engine is Hyundai B&W 7L90MCE with power of 27,610 horse powers, which is nearly 20.59 MW. The top speed of MS Berge Stahl is 13.5 knots. Interesting about the heavy unit is that only the rudder is 9 mtr in height and the main engine has the measurements of 9x9 meters.
Due to its large lenght and width and also due to its big draft, when it is fully loaded the ship can handle in only two ports of the world. That is why the ship is making courses to Europort in Rotterdam, from the Terminal Maritimo de Ponta da Madeira in Brazil. Even in these ports it takes a lot of time to be maintained this ship and in some cases in low water it can go aground. In the world there are also some ports that are taking this ship, but they are reducing the weight of the ship in the bay and just after that it is coming in.
But this ship is wonderful and very beautiful with its large size and its large deadweight. I like it very much and I'm sure you will like it too. MS Berge Stahl is one of the wonders of engineer plan and one of the man made wonders of the world ever.