Agia Fotini - Piraeus, Greece

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The 1961-built, 19,260-dwt, 12,847-grt, iron ore strengthened bulk carrier Agia Fotini is seen in this photograph while she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours of a day in May of 1975. At the time it was taken she was sailing wouthbound in the canal above 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 Pula, Yugoslavia by Brodogradiliste "Uljanik" for Splosna Proviba, Yugoslavia and she entered service for them as Bela Krajina. This name lasted until 1973 when she was sold to the Zea Shipping Company S.A., Greece and renamed Agia Fotini. In 1977 she was sold Estrella Verde S.A., Greece and renamed Corinthian Star. In 1979 they changed the ship's name to Pontos Mariner.

The following year on September 23rd, 1980 suffered considerable damage as a result of a fire which broke out while she was lying at Haifa, Israel. She was towed from there to Piraeus, Greece where she arrived on November 10th, 1981 and laid up. On February 2nd, 1983 she was sold to Halivdeboriki Ltd. who had the ship towed to their Aspropyrgos yard, also in Greece, sometime during the summer of that year and by September they had started cutting the ship up for scrap.

Above information courtesy Lloyds Registers & 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
Photos by Barry Andersen (t1 - s82) - Copyright © - 1975, 2002

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