Ida - Valetta, Malta

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The bulk carrier Ida is seen in this photograph while she was transiting downbound in the Welland Canal during the afternoon hours May 2nd, 2001. At the time it was taken she was sailing northbound in the canal above lock 7 in Thorold, Ontario. She was loaded with soybeans from Windsor, Ontario, destined for Algeria.

Construction of this ship was ordered in June of 1994 at the Shikoku Dockyard in Japan. During June of 1995 the nearly completed ship was launched and in September of that year she entered service under the Malta flag as Ida. When this photograph was added to the archives she was still active as Ida for Orion Schiffahrts-Gesellschaft of Germany.

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Posted: May 25, 2001       Last Revised: May 25, 2001
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