One of the famous design built in Russia late 70’s and eighties were the 157 metre long multi type cargo ship with a bow roro ramp. Various ships were naming some of them – IVAN DERBENEV built in 1978 as yard no 826, TIMURA FRUNZE built in 1979, MARJAN built in 1980, KATYA ZELENKO built in 1980 and YURIY AVOT built in 1983.

ALEKSA DUNDIC built in August 1982 is today featured vessel. She was built in Russia by Sudostroitelnyy Zavod im. “A. Zhdanov” at Leningrad as yard no 834 for JADROPLOV, Yugoslavia trading until 1990. She was bought by Grimaldi lines and renamed LIVORNO BRIDGE making several voyages with second hand vehicles including used vans and high and heavy roro.

LIVORNO BRIDGE approaching Valletta, Malta back in 1994.

She was renamed again in 1996 to SALERNO EXPRESS homeported at Valletta, Malta –

Entering Valletta, Malta back to 30th December 2006.

Leaving Valletta, Malta back to 4th October 2008.

She was scrapped at Alang, India in September 2009 with a total Scrap Price (US$) : 1.704.380.

Grimaldi is represented in Malta by Sullivan Maritime Ltd –

Photos by Capt. Lawrence Dalli. Do not use these images without my permission. © All rights reserved. Malta Ship Photos & Action Photos –

Published – Monday 27th April,2020