Rays - Kingstown, St. Vincent

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The 1976-built, 29,323-dwt, 16,432-grt, bulk carrier Rays is seen in this photograph while she was transiting downbound in the Welland Canal in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada during the morning hours of September 18th, 2000. At the time it was taken she was sailing northbound in the canal with a cargo of grain from Duluth for Italy.

She was built in Muroran, Japan by the Hakodate Dock Company Ltd. for Appolo Shipping of Greece. She was launched during September of 1976 and she entered service during January of 1977 as Sophia II. In the time since then she has sailed as Sophia II (79), Sophia M (84), Belle Etoile (89), Orahovac until 1997 and when this picture was added to the archives in 12/2002 she was still listed as operational under the name Rays for Seatex Shipping Co. Ltd.

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Posted: December 19, 2002       Last Revised: December 19, 2002
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