Wednesday, May 09, 2007

This week on the shipyard: BEREZINA

The owners, of the former steam tugboat Berezina, FairNature, want to use the boat for promotion of low-emission propulsion and creative solutions for energy issues.

Berezina

A promotion tour is being planned to eastern Europe, down the Danube and up the rivers Dniepr and... Berezina, the boat's namesake.
Am I jealous to see someone else start on my dream journey? Yes I am.

Berezina

The steam engine was replaced by a tiny 6-cylinder DAF diesel engine in the aft - hence the undersized propeller.

5 comments:

VallyP said...

This seems like a trip that should be supported...so my comment here is in support of their worthy aims. Maybe you could also have mentioned the fact that this tug boat runs on plant fuel...or I think that's what you told me Koosje?

Erik-Jan said...

I wonder if 'aardgas')* or 'plantaardige olie')** will give less emission because those words sound so nice. If I put 'zonnebloemolie')*** in my cars diesel it will probably pollute even worse but a lot cheaper ;-(
E.J.
)* Natural gas
)** Plant fuel? Organic fuel?
)*** Sunflower oil

Grace said...

You too can start on your dream journey. Only we can make it happen, right?

Koos F said...

Thanks all - and Grace, you are right. I am now packing. Seems boats are very cheap in Belarus.

Nice wooden cottage in the forest: $400 - no joke.

Meanwhile a story about love & stuff in my new post.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog and nice pictures from Poland. Answering your question "NIE PARKOWAĆ" means "no parking".
Take care,
Tomasz Nowak