Friday, 7 November 2008


One of Erwin Strahlmann's Slovakian-built coasters arrived today. BONDENAU is one of the large 'Rhein' class built by Slovenske Lodenice Komarno on the River Danube and was completed in April 2007, although like most of her sisters, construction of her hull was commenced several years earlier in 1998. She is 87.85 metres overall, and has a deadweight of 3,704 tonnes. BONDENAU anchored at the Bravo anchorage for a short time, before heading upriver to start loading a cargo of scrap metal at Diesel Wharf.