Aegis Faith - Piraeus, Greece

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The 1969-built, 15,005-dwt, 9,282-grt, general cargo ship Aegis Faith is seen in this photograph while she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada during October of 1973.

She was built in Bremen-Vegesack, Germany by Bremer Vulkan A.G. as Aegis Faith. She sailed as such until early in 1985 when she was sold and renamed Eurco Explorer by Seaworld Management & Trading Inc., Malta. During October of 1987 while she was on a voyage from Bankok, Thailand to Chittagong, Bangladesh she suffered main engine damage which rendered her powerless.

She was subsequently laid up at Chittagong Roads. She was later found to be beyond economical repair and by April of 1988 Eurco Explorer had been sold for scrapping. On the 15th of April, 1988 she arrived off at the breakers yard in Fouzderhat, Chittagong and run aground. Mubarak Re-rolling Mills Ltd. was identified as the scrap buyer and their crews began cutting the hull on April 22nd.

Information courtesy Marine News (The World Ship Society), Lloyds Registers and the Fairplay Internet Ship Register

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