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All things come to an end. This is the end for the BERGE STAHL was beached as GEOSTAHL at Gadani beach to be demolised. Once the biggest ore-carrier in the world, now to be converted to raw materials

MS BERGE STAHL is a bulk carrier. Until the delivery of MS VALE BRASIL in 2011 she was the longest and largest iron ore carrier in the world. She was registered in Douglas, Isle of Man. Before that, she was registered in Stavanger, Norway as well as in Monrovia, Liberia. An iron ore carrier, Berge Stahl had a capacity of 364,767 tonnes deadweight (DWT) .

She was built in 1986 by Hyundai Heavy Industries. The vessel is 342.08 m long, had a beam, or width, of 63.5 m , and a MSX draft, of 23 m . Her MAN B&W 7L90MCE diesel engine is 9 m high, drives a single 9 m propeller, and puts out 27,610 horsepower (20.59 MW). The ship had a top speed of 13.5 knots (25.0 km/h; 15.5 mph), and has a 9 m rudder


Source: Sayid Ayub, Gadani Beach