Ukrainian MAXI BRAZIL - the Black Sea mega-bulk carrier was loaded at port Yuzhny, passed through the Bosphoros, heading Suez / Maps / Photos

Andrei KLIMENKO, BlackSeaNews.

Photo Report is courtesy of
Transbosphor Maritime company (Istanbul)
and Ahmet Emre Gursoy, specially for BSNews

2012-09-17 13:48 – 2012-09-17 11:57 (LT) – mega-bulk carrier MAXI BRAZIL entered the Bosphorus from the Black Sea side, passed by Istanbul and put forth to the Marmara Sea heading Suez.

MAXI BRAZIL: Ship Type: Bulk carrier. Year Built: 1985. Length x Breadth: 327 m X 54 m. Gross Tonnage: 129325, DeadWeight: 259587 t. Speed recorded (Max / Average): 9.8 / 7.8 knots. Flag: Dominica [DM]. Call Sign: J7CC3. IMO: 8404147, MMSI: 325537000. Draught: 19 m.

Last Position Received: Area: Mediterranean. Latitude / Longitude: 40.9096° / 28.74263°. Info Received: 2012-09-17 18:55:00 (UTC).

Destination: SUEZ. ETA: 2012-09-21 17:00 (UTC).  Probably, the same like last time, a giant ship is to pass through the Suez Canal heading China with a cargo of iron-ore concentrate.

As reported earlier by BSNews, 2012-08-14 13:50 (LT) mega-bulk carrier MAXI BRAZIL left the Bosphoros for the Black Sea, heading port of Yuzhny, Ukraine and arrived there at  2012-08-14 20:32 (LT).

As reported before, the results of earlier studies made clear, that in accordance with the data of well-known maritime portal bulk carrier MAXI BRAZIL is owned by Ukrainian company Tech Project  (Odessa, Ukraine).

At the same time, the data of the port of Tuapse, which was called by the giant ship on April 7-12, 2012, state that owner of the ship is Caravela Shipping LTD.

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The data from websites:,, were used by BSNews
 preparing matters for the «Now at the Black and Azov Seas ports» Project


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