Reliant - Piraeus, Greece

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The 1977-built, 15,081-dwt, 9,184-grt Freedom Class general cargo vessel Reliant is seen in this photograph while she was transiting upbound in the Welland Canal during September of 1991. At the time it was taken she was approaching lock 3 which is located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada enroute for the upper Great Lakes to load grain.

She was built in Japan by Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries in Tokyo, Japan for the Reliance Shipping Corporation. She entered service during the late summer of 1977 as Reliant. In the time since her construction she sailed as Reliant (96), Solon (98) and finally Capt Antonis until she was retired. During April of 2001 Stella Navigation of Kingstown, St. Vincent sold the ship to breakers in Bangladesh for around $740,000 (US). Sometime during May Capt Antonis arrived at Chittagong, Bangadesh and ran herself ashore. There she was later reduced to scrap.

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

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