Chicago Express - Nassau, Bahamas


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The 1971-built, 31,830-dwt, 30,432-grt container ship Chicago Express is seen in this photograph while she was underway in Holland on August 1st, 1999.

She was built in Emden, West Germany by Rheinstahl Nordseewerke as Asialiner. In the time since her construction she has sailed as Asialiner (81), Seapac Bunker Hill (81), Oriental Minister (87), Dart Europa (89), OOCL Europa (90), Ville de Titana (95), Montreal Senator (96), Ville de Titana (96), Med Colombo (97) and Chicago Express until she was retired.

Early in 2001 Compagnie Maritime de Gestion Titana S.A.R.L. (Compagnie Maritime d'Affretement), Bahamas sold the ship for around $2.64 million (US) to ship breakers in India. On May 10th, 2001 she arrived off Alang, India and subsequently ran herself up on the scrapping beach. There she was reduced to scrap.

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


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