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Beluga Fraternity

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Operator  Beluga Shipping GmbH
Laid down  28 April 2007
Construction started  28 April 2007
Length  138 m
Builder  CSC Jiangdong Shipyard
Yard number  JD12000-8
Completed  28 February 2008
Launched  18 August 2007
Weight  1.932 tons
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Name  BBC California (2011–) Fraternity (2011) Beluga Fraternity (2008–2011)
Port of registry  St. John's,  Antigua and Barbuda

BBC California, before 2011 known as Beluga Fraternity and briefly Fraternity, is a German general cargo ship owned by Beluga Shipping. In 2009 she and her sister ship, Beluga Foresight, transited the Northern Sea Route while carrying power plant components from Ulsan, South Korea, to the Russian port of Vladivostok. The voyage was widely covered and sometimes incorrectly said to be the first time when non-Russian ships make the transit. In 1997, a Finnish oil tanker, Uikku, sailed the length of the Northern Sea Route from Murmansk to the Bering Strait, becoming the first Western ship to complete the voyage.

The implications of the vessels' traverse of the Northeast passage has been the subject of disagreement.


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