Nyanza - Nassau, Bahamas

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The 1978-built, 16,923-dwt, 11,375-grt, general cargo ship Nyanza is seen in this photograph while she was underway in the St. Lawrence Seaway possibly during 1991.

She was built in Hiroshima, Japan by the Kanawa Dockyard Company Ltd. as Nereushowever before she entered service her name was changed to Harmony. Through her career she sailed as Harmony (89), Harmony Stove (93) and Nyanza for Rockline Investments Ltd. Early in 2000 the ship was detained a number of times in various U.S. ports with an increasing number of serious faults. These contributed to the decision finally to retire the 22 year old ship.

Shipbreakers in China purchased Nyanza for around $171.00 per ldt (US) or around $1 million and she was delivered to their yard at Guangzhou on November 2nd, 2000. There she was run aground and cut up for scrap.

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

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