Naviera de Exportación Agrícola
|Shipyard / Year
||SECN - Sestao / 1946
||2 x Lamont Mercier
This ticket is a historical document that gives an idea of the cost of maritime transportation, before the age of planes and the massive passangers transport. The Spanish monthly average salary was less than 3,000 pesetas. It was used in a voyage Barcelona-Alejandría on November 1962, and the return was Alejandría- Barcelona on March 1963. Moreover, in the back can be read all conditions.
She was sold on 1972 to Benjamín Suárez and renamed Bensu. She grounded and was lost on 1979, close to Palamós (Gerona).
Built in 1958 by the SECN at Sestao. She was 5,135 DWT; length: 106.9 meters; breadth: 15.8 and depth: 9.4. Her diesel engine of 4,100 HP gave her on sea trials 16.13 knots. Its daily consumption was around 15.5 MT of gasoil, having tank capacity for 662 cubic meters.
The movie "El alevín", also known as "María, matrícula de Bilbao", was shot onboard this vessel. She was sold in 1967 to Trasatlántica and renamed as Ruiseñada. She was sold on 1978 to a Greek company, and scrapped on 1984.
Description of the vessels Beniel and Benizar published in the technical magazine Rotación
Sister ship of the previous was built a year later by the same shipyard. She was also sold to Trasatlántica in 1967, being renamed as Comillas. She was also sold on 1978 to a Greek company, and scrapped on 1984.