BBC Chartering takes hold of MPP newbuild, BBC Ukraine
BBC Chartering has beefed up its MPP fleet with the addition of BBC Ukraine built at Taizhou Sanfu Ship Engineering in China. The company took delivery of the F500-type multipurpose and heavy-lift vessel in Singapore.
At 147 metres of length and 22.8 metres breadth, the BBC Ukraine has a service speed of 15 knots and is equipped with two Liebherr cranes situated portside, each capable of lifting 250 mt at 18 metre outreach. Combined she can thus lift up to 500 mt.
Owned by Briese Schiffahrt, the BBC Ukraine is to be followed by three more sister vessels of the F500 type during 2022. BBC Manila will join the fleet in early April, BBC Sebastopol in July, and BBC Kherson towards the end of the year.
Her first trip from Singapore took the BBC Ukraine to Futong in Indonesia, from where her intended itinerary continues via Map Ta Phut and Laem Chabang, Thailand, Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Ensenada, Mexico to Port Everglades as well as Houston in the US where she is currently expected to call during the second half of March.