Diamond Star - Halifax, N.S.

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The chemical and petroleum products tanker Diamond Star is seen in these mid-morning photographs transitting downbound in the Welland Canal on June 25th, 1998. They were taken as she was nearing the Lake Ontario entrance of the Welland Canal which is located in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

This tanker was built in Germany and entered service in December of 1992 as (a) Elbestern. At that time she flew the flag of Germany. In November of 1993 she was transferred to the Canadian subsidiary "Rigel Shipping Canada" along with her sisterships Emsstern now Emerald Star and Jadestern now Jade Star. Elbestern was renamed Diamond Star following the transfer, she was re-flagged Canadian and re-registered out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Thanks to the World Ship Society's Marine News, The Fairplay Internet Register and past Lloyd's Registers

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