Friday, 20 June 2008

MÜHLENAU outbound

Seen passing McInroy's Point this afternoon on her way to Liverpool with a cargo of scrap metal, was Erwin Strahlmann's 2004-built coaster MÜHLENAU. She is one of a series built for the company on the River Danube by Slovenske Lodenice Komarno, and belongs to the 'Rhein' class produced at their Bratislava shipyard. She has a deadweight of 3,680 tonnes and an overall length of 87.90 metres. Like most of the Strahlmann fleet, cargoes are arranged for this ship by Meerpahl & Meyer, a German firm of shipbrokers. As well as full details of the ship herself, there is an interesting view on Strahlmann's website, showing her proceeding downriver from her builders, with the wheelhouse sitting on her hatch covers.