Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ship Seebad Binz

A ship named after the Ostsee (Baltic Sea) town of Binz, and built in DDR days for the VEB Fahrgastschiffahrt "Weisse Flotte" (White Fleet) in Stralsund.  In 1994 it was sold and has since changed hands a couple of times, most recently to Belgian owners in 2010.

Builder: VEB Schiffswerft "Edgar André", Magdeburg
Launched: 1957
Length: 42.95 metres
Beam: 7.62 metres
Draft: maximum 2.2 metres
Engines:  2 × SKL-6 NVD 36
Output: 540 hp
Speed: max. 11 knots (20 km/h)
Propellers: 2
Cargo capacity:  47 tonnes deadweight
Authorised Passengers:  440

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