Agelos Protostatis - Monrovia, Liberia

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The 1968/69-built, 16,478-dwt, 5,579-grt bulk carrier Agelos Protostatis is seen in this photograph while she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of August 16th, 1980. At the time it was taken she was sailing southbound in the canal and was nearing the approach wall below lock 1 which is located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. She was destined for the Upper Great Lakes likely to load a cargo of grain. Photo by Barry Andersen.

She was built in Shimizu, Japan by the Kanazashi Shipbuilding Company for Baba-Daiko Shosen, Japan and she entered service during March of 1969 as Indus Maru. During her time sailing as Indus Maru her ownership was shown to have changed by 1971 to Takuyo Shipping Joint Stock Co. Ltd. & Toko Shosen Joint Stock Co. Ltd., Japan. Later that year she was sold to Golden Transport Inc., Liberia and renamed Golden Light. In 1974 she was again sold and renamed. Her new owners, The Archangelic Shipping Corporation, Liberia, changed the ship's name to Agelos Protostatis and re-registered her out of Monrovia, Liberia.

In May of 1987 she was sold to Thalkat Navigation of Greece but the Fairplay Internet Ship Register recorded that her onwers at the time of the sale were Lemos, Christos & Sons, England. Thalkat Navigation applied the name Protos and they re-registered her out of Honduras. In February of 1990 she was purchased by the Fujian Shipping Company, China and renamed Jin Han. When this picture was added to the archives in 12/2002 she was still operational as such for the Government of the People's Republic of China (Fujian Province Shipping Company - Fuzhou Branch)

Above information courtesy Lloyds Registers, The Fairplay Internet Ship Register & Marine News (WSS). If you would like to contribute any additional details about the history of these ships please Contact me so the information can be presented here with the picture.

Posted: December 24, 2002       Last Revised: December 24, 2002
Photo by Barry Andersen (t1 - s75) - Copyright © - 1980, 2002

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