Bataliony Chlopskie seen here entering the Port of Tyne (North East England) from Riga (Russia)on 28th April 2007 with a cargo of coal.
Tugs assisting were Svitzer Maltby and Fiery Cross.
Interesting to note that the vessel is named after - Bataliony Chłopskie (BCh, Polish Peasants' Battalions) was a Polish World War II resistance movement and partisan organisation. The organisation was created in mid-1940 by the Stronnictwo Ludowe party and by 1944 was partially integrated with the Armia Krajowa. At its height, the organisation had 175 000 members.
Signal Letters: A8DS7
Owner: Polsteam Shipping Company Ltd. Limassol Cyprus
Yard: Stocznia Szczecinska im A Warskiego(112519) Year of Build: 1988
Type: 360 - Bulk Carrier
Class Notation: 1A1 ICE-1C Bulk Carrier ESP HC-E E0 HOLDS(2,4 or 3)MAY BE EMPTY
Length Overall 195.240
Length (BP) 185.020
Breadth Moulded 25.320