Bratsk was one of a series of sisterships that were built in Vuosaari, Helsinki/Helsingfors, Finland by Valmet Oy Helsingin Telakka shipyard during the 1980s. She was their hull number 312 and she entered service during September of 1985 for the U.S.S.R. Far-Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO). She and her sisters were designed for navigation in Arctic conditions and were all fitted with a icebreaking bows. In September of 1995 she was sold to Arunbank Shipping Ltd, U.K., renamed Arunbank and placed under the management of Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd, U.K. When this picture was added to the archives in 12/2002 she was still operational as Arunbank with Douglas, Isle of Man registry.
Information courtesy Lloyds Registers & Fairplay Internet Ship Register
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