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The "P 29" originally named "Boltenhagen" was built in 1970 as condor I class minesweeper in Wolgast for the former East German navy. After the German unification the ship was sold to Malta together with the sister ships "P 30", ex. "Ueckermuende" and the "P 31" ex. "Pasewalk", where they where used for border duties. The "P 29" has an overall length of 51.98 meters, a beam of 7.12 meters and a draft of 2.3 meters. The two Russian MD 40 diesel engines powered her up to 4000 hp and gave her a speed of 20 knots.