Mavi Deniz agrees with Cosmos Shipping to deliver oil fence containment booms to their oil tanker GALAXY ECO, IMO: 9010931.
M/t GALAXY ECO is the new vessel of Cosmos Shipping AD – Varna. With this oil-chemical tanker, the Company won a tender of the European Maritime Safety Agency ( EMSA ) for an Oil-spill response vessel and, upon request, shall fight against oil spills in the Southern part of the Black Sea.
By the signed Contract, the Shipowner shall perform drills with the crew, vessel, and spill recovery equipment every quarter (every 3 months) and shall participate in an international exercise at least once per year in open sea conditions. When the vessel is not engaged with tasks under the Contract, m/t GALAXY ECO shall act as a bunkering barge supplying vessels with fuel oil, diesel oil, etc., at the Bulgarian coast.
Since then, the vessel was built in 1993 and employed as a chemical carrier in the North Sea, meeting the high industry standards.
EMSA provides the oil-recovery equipment, and the m/t GALAXY ECO is staffed by well experienced and professional Bulgarian crew.
During the ceremony to raise the Bulgarian and EMSA flags on 16 June 2017, the ship was named m/t GALAXY ECO. Following the traditional rituals, a bottle of champagne was broked onto the ship’s bow by the vessel’s godmother Mrs. Bojana Prodanova and the vessel was blessed by a priest. The Owner, Capt. Plamen Prodanov handed the ship’s documents to the vessel’s Master wishing Godspeed and the crew. The Ceremony proceeded with an exquisite cocktail on the Passengers Terminal at Varna East Port.
General description of the vessel:
M/T GALAXY ECO
built 1993 г., SEC Viareggio, Italy
flag – Bulgaria
LOA 89.60 м
B 14.00 м
Draft 5.21 м
DWT 2698 t
NT 816 t
GRT 2349 t
cargo tanks’ volume (98 %): 2966 m3
number of grades which can carry simultaneously: 14