ex Drujba, Murillo
© Benoit Donne
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) Seville, Spain, (Yard No. 291) as a passenger roll-on roll-off commercial freight ferry
- Length: 180.5 m (overall) 168.7m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of Hull: 24.3m (moulded)
- Depth: 9.6m
- Draught: 6.50 m
- Tonnage: 25,028 gross, 8,058 net, 6900 deadweight
- Engines: Four 9-cylinder Wartsila diesels
- Power: 23760 kW
- Speed: 23 knots
- Capacity: 550 passengers, 2,196 lane metres
- Call Sign: EBYF, LZRM
- IMO Number: 9237242
- Registry: Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Spain, Bulgaria. Nassau/Bahamas
- Sister Vessels: Brave Merchant, Dawn Merchant, Northern Merchant , Midnight Merchant.
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September 19th 2001: Launched.
March 2002: Delivered to Cia. Trasmediterranea, Madrid, Spain.
© Benoit Donne
March 2002: Commenced service between Cadiz – Canary Islands.
© Federico Bolognini
200?: Services between Valencia – Mallorca.
June 2011: Services between Cadiz – Canary Islands.
September 1st 2012: Registered Owner; Acciona Trasmediterranea, Registered Manager; PB Management Eood.
© Mike Barker (left) and © Carsten Dettmer (right)
© Jens Boldt
June 1st 2014: Sold to Bulgaria West Port and renamed DRUJBA. Manager: Pb Management Burgas, Bulgaria.
Palma de Mallorca © Carlos Moreno Trobat (Merchant Ships)
August 15th 2014: Maiden voyage from the port of Burgas to the Georgian port of Poti sailing Burgas-Poti-Burgas every Friday.
September 2014: Switched route from the Georgian port of Batumi to Novorossiysk, Russia.
Novorossiysk, Russia © Yevgeniy B
June 24th 2014: Left Palma for Burgas, Bulgaria.
August 15th 2014: Services between Burgas – Novorossiysk.
March 31st 2017: Sold to Polferries for delivery in May.
May 16th 2017: Taken over by her new owner and renamed CRACOVIA
June 1st 2017: Arrived at Ystad for trials. She then sailed to Swinoujscie and onward to Szczecin (Remontowa Yard) for refit.
September 9th 2017: Commenced services between Swinoujscie – Ystad.
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Mike Barker, Carlos Moreno Trobat (Merchant Ships), Jens Boldt, Federico Bolognini, Carsten Dettmer, Benoit Donne, Yevgeniy B, Przemysław Franczuk @ www.polferries.com, Vladimir Knyaz and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in compiling this feature.